Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 4, 1937 · Page 1
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Three Days of CofflfflunityEntetrainment-Sonthwest Arkansas Merchants & Farmers Fair, in Hope October 21-22-23. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor • Alex. H. Washburn - Hope Star <fl Another Kind of Circus T HIS Friday and Saturday, October 8-1), the Boy Scouts of southwest Arkansas and northeast Texas will hold their .second annual Scout Circus at Texarkana. Hope .should send a strong delegation of Scouts and spectators to that event. The Circus is a long-established feature of Hoy Scout, work, and deserves wider recognition among the local public. Some of the Scouts have had an amusing time explaining to their elders just what a Scout Circus looks like. There are, of course, no lions or tigers—and I myself am not quite certain whether there are any peanuts or pink lemonade. But it's a Circus in the sense that there is a hippodrome performance—with life-wire American boys in the ring instead of animals and animal-trainers. _ -,.) Among llie performers who will appeiir from Hope lire trick ropers, horse-buck riders, mid clowns. Pictures Inter this week will give you n clear idcn what » Scout Cir- cu.s is like—and we trust that the lociil public turns out when the boys put on their show. Scouting hns nlwnys had a place lo the heart of America. It will become still more im- portunl as the years roll by. Industrial civilization puts more of n strum on family ties mid family idenls, thiin when Americn wns ngricullimil mid young. Boys "turned loose" nt n tender ago, with no ideal to cling lo, nre n po- letitiiil thient lo the nation mid to themselves. In llie big cities, where the boy problem hns nlwnys l>ecn ncutc, scouting hiis been stoutly support- eil for infiny yenrs. It deserves ({renter interest cvcrywticic, for it wives life n |X)int lo lx>ys nt nn i>Ke when life seems very big and they seem very small. . . . Their town's hniid goes out to them on WEATHER. Arkansas-^Cloudy, showers in extreme cast portion Monday ni(/hl; Tuesday partly cloudy, cooler, Roosevelt Hints Special Session! Wheeler Snubbed He I g n o i 1 e s S u p r e m e Court's Defender in Speech in Montana ANOTHER™ 7r BUDGET " Is Going to Balance "Human" Rather Than Fiscal Budget, Says F. D. GRAND FOUKS, N. D.-.f/l'i-.-Jn tin nddre.ss strongly hinliiiK at ii special session of conures-s President Roosevelt asserted Monday that surplus em| control legislation "ought to be passer tit the earliest passible moment." Mentioning tho .supreme court f"i the first lime on his Western trip, lit disagreed with it.s majority ruling in- vnlidiilinf? the AAA form of production control. FOHT PEGK Win-dor DAM, M<int.--</1V- VOLUME 38—NUMBER 305 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1937 PRICE 6c COPY PROBE BEATTY DEATH this eve of the second annual clis- tricl Circus, 3 Counties Refuse to List Bailey as Party's Nominee Woodruff, Saline and Franklin to List Him Also as "Independent" HALL "HANDS OFF" Up to Bailey Headquarters—Congressman Terry Joins Miller LITTLE HOCK—(/I 1 )—Tho Arkansas Democrat snid Monday that three county election boards, in Woodruff. Snlinc nnd Frnnklin, had taken the position Unit the name of Governor Bniley should lx> printed on the October 18th .special senate election ballot under an "independent" designation similar to the designation given Congressman Miller by the secretary o: Use of Transcript i in Criminal Court j Upheld on Appeal Arkansas Supreme Court Validates Section of Initiative No. 196 President Housevelt, spoiiking frun his train after inspecting the ureai cnrthen dnm here Sunday attackei "doubling Thomases" who have criticized his program. He again promised a balanced budget despite spending for wilier conservation and power. The president omitted nny mention ,of Senator Wheeler (Dem., Mont.), » leading opjXJnent of his court program, while mentioning by their first names Senator Murray (Dem.. Mont.) and Representative;; O'Connor and O'Con- ncll, other Montana Democrats. The latter has been speaking against Wheeler In the Male. — ' »—-—•-•-'-• Asserting he w'ns thrilled by the grcJit chniiHf in the $108,000,000 Fort Peck dam since lie was here three years ng<>, the president said il was another illustration "f what his administration had been doing to give jobs to millions, bring water U> dry places, and increase and cheapen electricity. The most important thing, he added, was that the nation understood it was a "long range |iolicy" to build for "future generations." A great part of the money spent, he added, would come back a "thousand-fold" in the coming years. 'Human Hudgcl' Ecnr'irr. at n stop at Havre. Mont., he told ;i crowd il was jusl as important to balance the budget of human and natural resources at it was to balance the Treasury budget. Citini; an editorial in a Great Falls paper alxiilt the need for balancing (he budget of "our resources," the president .said: "That is something that is well worth thinking alxuit. It said that because we have made money in wasting and eroding large human resources and piled up nominal wealth in securities and bank balances, we have lost Mghl erf the- fact lliiil the natural resoiiiic.s »S our land—our permanent c.ipilal- are being converted into those nominal evidences of wealth at a faster rale than our real wealth is being replaced. "Thai is well worth dunking about. That is (he unbalanced binli;<-l that lh most .sonou.s ami U is In balance lhal budget thai llie greiil piogram of conservation and useful public work.' j.s being earned out. The success ol thai form of budget balancing it. ju.sl as important to the future of AIIHT- icu a.s lhal of llie TreaMiry, important as thai may be. "A.s a mailer of fad, the Tn.-a.sury i.s all right and we arc balancing lhal budget .you needn't worrj but, in addition lo il, we are going ID u.se every effort to balance the budget of our human and our natural resources. "I am going on down lo Fort 1'eck Farm Debt Meet to Be Held Friday Debtors and Creditors Are Invited to Conference at 10 a. m. K. M. O.sborn of Hope chairman of the Hcmi'ASioiid county farm debt adjustment committee announced Monday that farmers facing complicated debt problems mid possible foreclosure are invited to submit their case to the committee for possible adjustment and solution when tho body meets in u regular, session at Hope, Friday, Oc- state. Board officials were quoted a.s saying that they did not recognize die State Democratic Committee's nomination of Bailey us giving him the rating of the official parly nominee. Secretary of Stale Hall confirmcf receipt of letters but declined to comment. Courccs clo.se to the official said he intended to pursue u "hands off" policy, leaving the mailer of institutint; litigation against the board officials up U) Bailey headquarters. VALUE CASE $8.50 South Carolina Girl's Evidence Borrowed From Lower Court tober; will.be held at tho FSA office and will begin" at 10 a. m. The chairman pointed out that either tho farm debtor or a creditor may seek adjustment assistance. Tile scr- r-ires are free and the committee proceedings and information presented ire treated confidentially. The committee acts as arbitrator in >nnging debtor and creditor together n working out new agreements that will lx.'iiefit <'ill concerned and enable the farmer to carry on. Committees in tne region embracing Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana lave .successfully assisted over 10,000 fanners in finding solutions to their debt problems through adjustment. Seventy-one out of every 100 cases submitted to the committees have been .s i iccessf u 1 1 y adjusted. The Farm Security Administration, successor to the Re.scttlement Administration, coordinated and directs the- work of farm debt adjustment committees. Terry for Miller LITTLE HOCK—</7')—Congressman David D. Terry issued n statement Monday announcing he would support his colleague in the house, Congressman John E. Miller, in the current senatorial campaign, which Terry described as "a political crisis in Arkansas." ••••-.• Mentioning the Democratic Suite Committee nomination of Governor Curl E. Bniley for the senntc Terry said he had always subscribed to "the Democratic party principle" that "the people themselves shall nominate for their elective offices." ^Continued on 1'uge Three) Japanese Proving Not So Powerful Foreign Observers Belittle Invaders' Showing Before Shanghai SHANGHAI, China.- I/I') -Foreign mihlary experts who have watched the Shanghai warfare expressed the opinion today lhal no major power- least of all the United Slates—need fear Japan's armed forces. Some even contended that Japan no longer deserves to be rated a first class power "The old bugaboo about Japan beint, a menace to the Western world, c.spe- ially the United Stales, has been ex- iloded," one declared. An aviation expert who has seci wo weeks of aerial bombardmen iiimmed up his observations with Ibis statement: A hundred American bombers am Negro Is Reported Lynched in Florida Sheriff Asserts Four Men Seized Prisoner and Killed Him MILTON, Fla.-WV-Sheriff Joe Allen reported Monday that four mcr took a negro prisoner from him or a highway near Fort Dalton Sunday night and riddled the negro with buck shot. He said the negro, listed as J. C Evans, 30, wa.s to face trial here Monday on charges of robbing a filling station and criminally assaulting a 12-year-old white boy. 1. The words "Clone are the days when my heart wa.s young and gay" are familiar I" all. Bui are they from the -song "Old Folks at Home"; 'ICrunc Forever": "Old "Black Joe", "My Old Kentucky Home"; "Ma.ssa's in llie Cold, Cold Ground"; "Way Down Upon the Swanee Hiver." or "When You and \ Were Young. Maggie".' 2. If you whistle and call "Here, Fido!" how many of tlie.se will come to you? Beagle, d.-ich.shund, mastiff, angora, .spaniel. 3. The Southern ConfeiU:rac> included, did il not; Oklahoma. Trxus, Arkansas, West Virginia. Indiana? •1. An implement may be found in the lettci.i of a word iiieauing plunder if y»u .search long enough. 5. On what day of the week will the Kith fall if tho second day of the month falls on Monday'' An>\M'i tin I'la.ssifled 1'agc Mussolini Passes in Review for Nazi (Troops LITTLE ROCK—(/P)—The supreme court upheld Monday the section oi the Arkansas criminal code, Initiated Act No. 196, which authorized the introduction at criminal trials ol transcribed testimony taken from witnesses at preliminary hearings. The decision came as the court affirmed a three-year robbery sentence imposed on A Has Walls and Roy Mitchell in Pike circuit court. They were convicted April 18 of robbing Miss Betty Lou Bryant, 19, of Spartanburg S. C., of $8.50. The defense asked that the convic lion bo set aside, contending that thi failure of Miss Bryant to testify in thi circuit court trial deprived Walls am Miclicll of their constitutional rights The suite introduced her testimony s given at the examining trial. CnsUgating the operation of pool mils as "injurious to the public peace ml good morals," the court held that lot Spring county circuit court erred n acquitting W. H. May on charges f operating a pool hall for hire at VInlvcrn. Holtltefiring of State Attorney General Says Welfare Commissioner Exceeded Authority LITTLE ROCKK.— (/P) -Attorney General Holt held Monday that Welfare Commissioner Gussie Haync exceeded her authority last June when .she discharged county welfare boarc employes throughout the state jus prior to July 1, the effective date of civil «;rvicc. Local Referendum to Supreme Couri Prohis Take Appeal From Circuit Court in Hempstead Election The first event on Premier visit Adolf Hitler - wal schldVlVd"a7'an"iVspVcti6n"of"thVhonor guard '^py^^toW^wte^ifr- soected Mussolini or the guard. The Italian leader, right, accompanied by Hitler, strides briskly pest the ?oops who stand at tne traditionally immobile •'present arms." The passing ghmpse^w^n't enoueh for at least one soldier, however. Seen between Mussolini and Hitler, he sneaks a peek at P. Duce's back. (Continued on Page Three) Former Hope Girl in N. Y. Play Is Praised Robert Coloman, drainnlic critic of the Daily Mirror, New York, in his story of the opening of "On Location" at the Hit/, theater in New York on September 27th, hnd the following to .say of Miiry Dniylon, who will bo remembered hero as Miiry Horten.sc McCorkle: "Mary Drayton was a delight to the eye. Miss Drayton is nn actress of promise. She merits the attention of tho "legit" and cinomii .scouts." Hide Dudley, the radio critic, in his review, alsu called attention to her work, saying "Miss Drayton's performance left nothing to be desired." The average American motorist is driving twice as far now ;is iio did H years ago. LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—(/TV-Hemp .stead county's local option liquor election contest reached the supreme court late Saturday on an appeal by N. P. O'Neal and other citizens of the county seeking to bar legal liquor sales from the county. Jett Williams and others were nnm- ed defendants in the action which has been in the Hempstead county and circuit courts. On February 15, 1936, 896 votes were cast in favor of legal liquor sales in the county and 887 votes against it. The election wns contested in county court by dry adherents who alleged sonic of (he wet votes were illegally cast. The county court ruled in favor of the dry faction and the case was appealed to circuit court where the wet faction obtained a decree in its favor. Black Case Passed by Supreme Court High Tribunal Defers Action on Albert Levitt's Motion WASHINGTON. — (/P) — The United Slalo Supreme Courl deferred aclion Monday on a motion by Albert Levitt designed lo compel Associate Justice Hugo L. Black to show cause why he should be permitted to sit on the high tribunal. The justice, whose appointment by President Roosevcll aroused a storm of controversy over whether he is connected withe K.U Klux Klan, entered the room with the oilier members of the court just after the noon hour. League Votes Aid in China Epidemic Appropriates $460,000 to Help Chinese in Disease Districts GENEVA. Switzerland —i/P>— The League of Nations took its fir.sl clcf- inile action to aide China in her war with Japan Monday when the League's financial committee approved tiie expenditure of some $.|GO.(IOO lo held the Chine.se fight against epidemics in the As in tho other automotive industries, the airplane mechanic is changing from the all-around type to the specialist who confines his attention exclusively to one branch of the work Funds Sought to Complete Church Aid Needed to Salvage 2,000 Invested in Unfinished Building By REV. FRED R. HARRISON A campaign among the citizens of Hope to complete their church building is being carried on this week by the BcBee Memorial Colored Methodist church of Hope, and which is located at 414 North Hazel street. The present incomplete brick structure was begun in July, 1935, when the old frame building was razed. The new building has the framework finished, and a good composition roof on it. Regular services have been held in it for nearly a year. In this structure there are: the main auditorium, basement, and fourteen class rooms. The time has come when the building must be completed or it will de- teriorale and the more lhan $2000 in taunted labor and material will be lost. The membership of this church has been faithful and hardworking in their efforts to build this church, which will be a credil to llie colored people and reflect upon the pride of Hope. The membership of this church is Circuit Court in Session Monday One Plea of Guilty Heard in Opening Session October Term war /one. At tho .same time, some members ol the subcommittee of the advisory committee on llie Sinn-Japanese conflict that they are prepared lo return u report designating China as the victim of Japanese aggression. WarplaiK- development has been accelerated both in Europe and the United States because of the tense situation in Europe. (Continued on Page Three) Cotton NEW YOKK.—(/P)—In the fnce of the government's recent offer to lend nine cents a pound on their new crop, cotton . futures broke through eight cents Monday lo the lowest levels in four years. NEW ORLEANS.—0?'j—October cotton opened Monday at 8.30 and closed at 8.28. Spot cotton closed steady and unchanged, middling 8.26. Hempstead circuit court convened at Washington Monday for the regular October term, set civil and crim- nal cases, heard one plea of guilty, and recessed until 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. Rufus Green, negro, entered a plea ol guilty to a charge of grand larceny and was sentenced to a year in the penitenttiary. He was charged with stealing a watch from E. L. Neal. Several other prisoners were ar raigncd before Circuit Court Judgi Dexter Bush, but entered pleas of no guilty. Their cases will be heard nex week. The civil docket will be heard thi: week, starting Tuesday morning, will the criminal docket scheduled to star Monday of next week. All appeal cases from Hope municipal court and from J. P. courts of the county will be heard Thursday of next week. Among the criminal cases filed by Prosecuting Attorney Ned Stewart was a murder charge againsl Richard Braii- non. Hope negro. Brannon is at liberty on bond in connection with the dealh of Isaah Walker, Hope negro, who died about 10 days ago in Julia Chester hospital from head injuries. Brannon was originally charged with assault with intent to kill, but following Ihe dealh of Walker, a murder charge was placed againsl him. The only other murder case on dockel is Ihe one aginst Louis Stamps, negro, held for the killing of Richard Johnson, another negro. Stamp's trial is set for Tuesday of next week. Municipal court was not in session at Hope Monday, due lo circuil court at Washington. The next session of municipal court will probably be Monday, October 18. Coroner Asserts Evidence Points toFatalStabbing Inquest 3 p. m. Tuesday, in Death of Ed Beatty/ 68, Emmet , WOUNDS IN HEAD. Another in "Chain of Mysterious Killings," Says Sheriff The body of Ed Beatty, 68, Emmet farmer, was found at 8 o'clock Sunday morning in a shallow creek a mile and a half west of Emmet. Beatty lived only a short distance from the-scene. Coroner J. H. Weaver, who, viewed the body, said that Beatty apparently had been six or seven hours. Examination of the body showed two distinct wounds on the head, one ol which severed the lip. The right side of tho face and right ear was bruised. "The two wounds on the head evidently had been caused by a sharp instrument. From the appearance .of his wounds, Beatty had been assaulted and killed and the body thrown into the creek," Coroner Weaver. The body was partly submerged in le water of the creek. There was no ther wounds on the body. Ten cents was found in his clothing. His watch ,vas missing. Inquest at 3 Tuesday Coroner Weaver said that an inquest would not be held until 3 p. m. Tues- lay at Hope Furniture Company undertaking parlors—because of the convening of Hempstead circuit court at Washington Monday which required the attention of Sheriff Jim Bearden and Prosecuting Atttorney Ned Stewart., •;, . •.,,'"Hj.i.-.r.jr-rJ;"' './ '^'ikitt Coroner Weaver^sald" Monday that several persons were being subpoenaed,, to testify at the hearing. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Monday. The body, however, will not be buried until after the inquest Tuesday afternoon, Coronei; Weaver said. Discovery of the bady by a 12-year- old boy was not reported to officers here until late Sunday. Coroneij Weaver viewed the body at 8 p. m. Sunday at Hope Furniture company store after At was brought here by Joe Beatty, a brother of the dead man, and some neighbors. To Investigate Death No arrests had been made Monday. Sheriff Jim. Bearden told The. Star over the telephone from. Washington, where he is detailed because of circuit court, that investigation of the case would be started with the inquest Tuesday afternoon. "There is no question about it being murder," the sheriff said. "It only adds to the chain of mysterious killings in and! around Emmet in recent years—only this time the victim was found in a creek instead of on a railroad track," Bearden said, "We hope to get at the tx)ttom of the case just as quickly as we can. That's all I can say about the case/a,t this time," the sheriff concluded. Beatty was born and reared near Emmet, having been engaged in farming there practically all his life. He is survived by his widow, a brother, Joe Beatty, and other relatives whose names could not be learned here Monday. A Thought Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the elernal rule.—Buddha. lUoniinueq on rage iniuu; ••> j---"^ -•&••• - . ___—— _ How Members of Supreme Court Are Seated as They Reconvene Monday Cardozo stouc Sutherland As the United States Supreme Court meets this Monday, October 4, the addition of Associate Justice Hugo !,. Black and the absence ol' the retired Associate Justive Willis Van Devanter pre- RJcBeynolds sonts a new order of seating to spectators who watch the justices take their places. By custom, the chief justice sits in the center, t lie oldest justice in point of service sits on his right, the next oklest Butler Roberts on his left. Then the next takes the second seat on the right, and so on If this time-honored precedent is followed, the highest judicial bodv in the United States will appear as in the above sketch, _,., ,' Ice Cream Supper An ice cream supper will be held Tuesday night at the Fair View school house. The building will be lighted with electric lights. The public is invited. '1 ~"t A^

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