Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 1, 1937 · Page 1
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor — Alex. H. Washburn Hope aMfmmm Star * f t.ffl V &$ Spring Hill W HAT a native Spring Hill man who now lives in Hope said to me at the dedication of the rural electric project Wednesday night tells the whole story. He said : "My father moved our family from Spring Hill to Hope so we youngsters might have advantages like good schools nnd electric lights, that was 40 years ago. Spring Hill today has a good school—and tonight it has electric lights." That is the story of the turn of the title of civilization, For 40 years—and much longer—Americans have been leaving the' farm and going to the city. Don't call it "glamor"—that's only for the very young and foolish. The great tide that swept population off the farms and into the towns the last 40 years was not a tide of youth—but it was a tide of middle-aged folks seeking the common conveniences of civilization. And that tide has now turned. <jij Good schools, good roads nnd electric power make the country all Ihn! the t-iiy ever w«s—plus Die natural churm thai has iilwiiys made men lovo the outdoors. All over America, except in the deepest agricultural .sections, there has been a steady reversal of population trend for the last decade —city-dwellers are moving lo suburbs and actual farms. You read proof of this just the other day in a political story. Tammany Hnll took a beating i" the Merchants-Farm Fair to Be Held Here Oct. 21 to 23 Fair Bulletin, Listing Prizes, Attractions, to Be Printed Oct. 8 BOOK EIGHT RIDES C h a m b e r of Commerce Sponsoring Community Fair for Territory A Merchants and Farmers Fair will be held nt the Southwest Arkansas Fair Grounds in Mope, under sporusor- ship of Hope Chamber of Gjinmerce. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. October 21-22-23. Preliminary announcement was made Friday. The program, while incomplete as yet, is expected to offer prizes for slock nnd dairy divisions, and farm produce. Plans ulso are bciiig made for a showing at tht 1 Fair of l'J38 automobiles. Eight carnival rides have been booked. There will be free attractions each afternoon and night, Including a high- wire act and fireworks. The complete Fair bulletin with listings of prizes «nd attractions, will be printed October 8—and a sound car will begin a tour of throe counties, on Monday, October 11. New York City mayoralty election. Tnmmnny was powerful in I he ^luys when the Borough of Manhattan—the actual Island of New York—had a growing population. But for the last decade Manhattan's population has been standing still or declining—while the outlying Boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx have taken on new population tired of congested city-life. Whenever you journey through the Ka-st the inarch of the years is brought back to you ns you sec that the circle of city-workers who choose to live in the country has grown constantly larger around each metropolis. The cities, bringing their own conveniences to the country around them, may have weakened themselves—but they have helped a nation. For America, by nature half industrial and half agricultural, needs to keep her people close to both sides of this dual civili7.ii- lion--if the nation is to recognize and solve her common problems. VOLUME 38—NUMBER 303 WEATHER. Arkansas — Partly cloudy Friday night a^ Saturday, HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1,1937 PRICE 6c COPY COTTON POLICY GIVEN Bobcats to Clash WithBuckaroosat 8 o'Clock Friday Team and 400 Fans to Arrive Aboard Special Train at 7:30 THIRD TRIP TO HOPE Dedication of Rural Electric Project at Spring Hill Is Photographed by The Star 6-Point Program Outlined Friday : by Sec. Wallace Bucks, Beaten in Two Previous Encounters, Seeking Revenge TOP ROW—Chairman L. Carter Johnson of Hope'* municipal water & light committee Is caught nt the free barbecue table Wednesday night In company of some swect-and-lovclles. SECOND ROW—A very youiijr lady readies to make a big sandwich still bigger. THIRD ROW—The official party, left to right: Mayor Albert Graves, Alderman E. P. Young, Secretary Jmnes T. Homer of the State Utilities Commission, Stale Commissioner H. W. Blulock, State Commissioner Max A. Mehlberger, Alderman Johnson, Chairman Tom Fitzhugh of the State Utilities Commission, and Aldermen F. D. Henry, C E. Taylor, L. A. Keith and K. G. Hamilton. FOURTH ROW—Mayor Graves Introdnces Hope's water & light committee, left to right, Alderman Young, Henry and Johnson. At extreme left, clapping his hands, is Chairman Fitzhugh of the state commission, and E. E. Phillips, president Spring Hill School Board. BOTTOM ROW—Spring Hltl sends its voices to the front to start community singing, led by John Kent. Bridges on No. 55 Finished Saturday State Starting Blacktop Paving on Approach to City of Stamps State maintenance forces this Saturday will complete two bridges on highway No. 55. the Fulton-Saratoga road, it WiLS announced Friday by Chai let. O Thomas, state highway engineer for Di.strit.-t Three. One of thi- bridges is a 15-foot two- way span replacing a narrow one-way iron bridge, very dangerous, between Fulton and McNab. The other is a 55-foot two-way bridge replacing a one-way iron bridge between McNab and Saratoga. Tin:; Friday sl.itf maintenance forces began construction of half ;> mile of blacktop paving on highway No. 82 from the Louisiana & Arkansas overpass west to the city limits of Stamps, Mr. Thomas wild. No. 82 is already paved from the overpass cast to Huckner. Con.strtic-lion beginning Friday i.s a co-i>peralw venture shared by state maintenance forces and the City of Stamps. Food Contest Winners Mrs. K. I). Middlebrooks Mrs. Clyde Monts Mrs. 1'Yed Camp Miss Mamie Twitchell Mrs. U. O. Bridewell rica.se call for your passes at Page's Market Turn to page five for this weeks contest. U. S. Admiral Hits at Jap Government Commander of U. S. Fleet Says Japan Bombed Too Quickly SHANGHAI. China—//Pi-A .sharp condemnation of Jnpane.su bombinR of Hankow and the Hankow-Canton railway September 25 cnme Friday from Rear Admiral Harry Yarnell, commander of the United States Asiatic fleet A Japanese -spokesman had said that the Japanese navy wa.s informed by the United States Ambassador Nelson Johnson that all ^Americans and other foreigners had evacuated Hankow »nd surrounding territory by noon September 2G. "The statement by (lie Japanese naval spokesman that Japanese au- .l.orities had been informed by Ambassador Johnson tluit evacuation of Americans and other foreigners from laiikow and thereabouts would lie completed by noon. September 2(i, was entirely in error," the U S. admiral said. Chinese di fenders at Shanghai were reported Friday to be holding their :iwn. Victim of Aggression GENEVA—irt'.-Chtna Friday flatly asked the Leuguc of Nations' Advisory committee ou the Sino-Japanp.se war, m which the United Stales is a cnn- sultalive member, to declare her a victim uf Japanese aggression. Refuses Accept Liability WASHINGTON -i,V>- The United States and Japan reached a diplomatic deadlock Thursday im:ht over the question of res|K>nsihthty for injury to Americans and AmiTican propc'rty in China. Tokio capjK'd mi exc-hange of notes by refusing lo acknowledge liability. The United Status previously had warned Japan repeatedly that it would hr held accountable. The expression concerning liability was only oni; phase of Japan's reply lo ,-i .sharp American protest against Ihe bombing of Chinese inmcombatanLs In addition to serving notice thai lha Japanese military intended to pursue its aerial attacks on Nanking, the Chi- Coach Foy Hammons' red and white Bobcat football team poised Friday to await the opening kickoff that would send the team against n scrapping bunch of Buckaroos from Smackovcr at 8 o'clock Friday night. "The team is in good shnpe nnd I expect a hard fight" was Coach Hammons' only comment nt noon Friday as (o the final outcome of the game. He added that FuUback Joe Eason, who has been suffering with nn injured foot, was improved and would be in the starting lineup against Smackover. TI.e conch announced that Robert Jewell, 150-pound center, would start in that position Friday night, replacing the veteran Hugh Carson. The Bobcats polished off Thursday afternoon with signal drill and appeared to be in good mental ns well as physical shape. Special Train at 7:30 The Smackovcr team will arrive here nt 7:30 p. m. aboard n special train that will stop nt the Missouri Fncific depot. Latest reports from that city said that approximately 400 persons would be aboard the train, including the high school band. Hope football fans are urged to meet the train nnd help in transporting the visitors to the athletic field and return to the train. Persons who have not purchased tickets may obtain them from four downtown places, Hope Confectionery, Webb's Newsstand, New Capital hotel and Jacks Newsstand. The price for adults is 50 cents. ' The bobcats will pack a three-pound weight advantage, the Hope team weighing 173 to 170 for the visitors. The Hope line will average 177 to 171 pounds. The Buckaroo baekficld will outweigh Hope, 168 to 1B6. Third Trip to Hope This will be the third appearance of the Buckaroo team here the past three years. The Bucks have never benlen Hope, but have always put up a hard fight. In the first meeting of the two teams, Hope won by a 20 to 6 score. Last season the Bobcats were hard- pushed to win by "*u lone touchdown and extra point, 7 to 0. Reports say that Smackovcr has been "pointing" for the Bobcats and will come here in lop condition. The team is coached by Allen Berry, considered as one of the smartest high school mentors in the state. The probable starting lineups appear in a two-column box on this page. Bald Knob Man Is Fatally Injured L. D. Han-ell, 31, Is Electrocuted by Charged Wire (Continued on Pago Five) Probable JIOl'K Ramsey (180) Quimby (185) Keith (170) Jewell (150) Wilson (180) Stone ('205) llee.se (J65) Bright (155) W. Parsons (170) Aslin (160) Eason (180) Team average Line Average Harkl'ield Average Officials — Hill Kn Dalyrmple. umpire, headlineman, (U. of (Hendrix). Starting Lineups L. E. L. T. L. G. C. R. G. K. T. R. E. Q. B. R. H. 1.. H. F. B. Hope, 17H Hope, 177 Hope, 166 izier, referee, (Henderson) ; A.); Earl ()' SMACKOVER E. Barker (165) Ragsdale (180) Moore (146) T. Barker (175) Odell (164) Reddin (100) Brown (180) Mcllanev (176) Scott (163) Daly (153) Hayden (182) Smackover, 170 Smackover, 171 Smuckover, 168 (Ouachita) ; Carl Burl Thompson, Noal, field judge, BALD KNOB, Ark.—OP;—L. D. Harrell, 31, local manager of the Arkansas Power & Lighl company, was electro- cutcd last midnight when he came ir contact with a charged wire while doing un emergency repair job. The hawthorn is the stale flower of Missouri. t 1. Historians may find a slip or two here: Theodore Roosevelt became President when he was 42 years old. wits the grandfather of President President Benjamin Harrison was the, grandfather of President William Henry Harrison. James Buchanan never married. The United States has had more than one capital. President Cleveland was baptized "Stephen Grover." 2. You don't have to be a sailor to know the meanings of these seafaring terms: stern port starboard bow 3. Is oil heavier or lighter than than water? 4. Can you reverse a word meaning wagon to get a measure of length. 5. Divide 1492 into four parts so that the first is 500 times the fourth, the second is 200 times the fourth and he hird is 45 imes the fourth. rs ou Classified U. S. to Keep a. Place in World Markets, He Asserts ADJUST PRODUCTION May Supplement Pricfl'v! With "Reasonable Processing Tax'* MEMPHIS, Tenn.-(/P)—Secretary of '•> Agriculture Wallace made public Fri* , day a six-point government cotfott ; policy designed to "serve notice to the world that the United States intends to keep a place in the world's cotton market." The government's policy would include these points: % , 1. Continue "such moderate adjustment production as would tend to pre- .•• serve and build up fertility of the < soil" and still allow production of sa much cotton as the markets could take. 2. To encourage 'greater consumption of cotton in ways that would raise the standards of living of all ottf fv people. 3. To provide increased production if home food and feed crops. 4. To supplement market price with sayments to cooperating farmers 1 on an allotted production goal, probably- inanced by a "reasonable processing tax". 5. To provide authority for loans to prevent price collapse. 6. To provide authority for marketing quotas of the entire crop, to e b& used after a referendum is taken of •• producers in a time of emergency as M further protection against disaster . !rom crushing surpluses. Attorrie^'Xttached , » FORREST CITY-{^r-C. A. ^tan- field, Hot Springs; attorney for the Southern Tenant ^Farmers Union, charged that he was attacked at the court house steps Friday and escorted , irom town along with two young:, women companions. Stanfield said that he came to Forrest City to defend three negro sharecroppers charged with "interfering with labor" in the cotton fields, ' To Consolidate P\VA WASHINGTON — (/P> — Secretary Ickes announced Friday that the field organization of the Public Works Administration would be shifted November 1 from state to regional basis to "achieve economies." F. D. Returns to U. S. LAKE CRESCENT, Wash.-(/r>- President Roosevelt and his party awakening after a night of torrential rainfall, found the sun breaking through and the storm blowing out. He made plans to resume his motor trip around the Olympic peninsular loop. • « • i Hope Postoffice Increases Service Resumes Saturday Afternoon Service, Except for Money Orders Postmaster Robert M. Wilson announced Friday that beginning this Saturday, October 2, the Hope post- office would resume Saturday afternoon window service, which was discontinued on order of the Postoffice Department January 1, 1936. Mr. Wilson said he had prevailed on the Postoffice Department to re-i store this service to take care of Hope's unusually large week-end postal business. Saturday afternoon service will be restored in all departments except the money order and postal savings window, which will continue to close at 1 o'clock, as heretofore. No money orders will be handled anywhere in the postoffice after 1 p. m. Saturdays. The general delivery window, for-, merly closing at 1 p. m. Saturday, will remain open until 5 p. m. The stamp window, through which also will be handled parcel-post.C.O.D. parcels and registry business, which formerly closed at 1 p. m. Saturday, will also remain open until 5 p. m. The longest period that a total eclipse of the sun can last is seven minutes. A Thought " It is only the fear of God that can deliver us from the fear of man.—Witherspoon. Cotton NEW ORLEANS-K/P)—New Orleans October cotton opened Friday at 8.85 and closed at 8.37, spot closed and 11 points up, middling 8.37.

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