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Three Days of Community Entertainment-Southwest Arkansas Merchants & Farmers Fair, in Hope October 21-22-23. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H, Washburn ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^1 ^^tjgjjj^^^^ ^^^^^^& _^^^^^^_ ^^^^Ni^^t. • Star A White Coalition—and War? P RESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S speech at Chicago Tuesday attacking war-inclined nations and calling for "concerted" action for world peace liriiiR.s profound results Wednesday. The League of Nations—mainly Britain and trance— Which had taken as bold a stand against aggressor nations as it felt able to do with Germany and Italy in a .secret po\v- wow and no definite assurance from the United States, considers that through Mr. Roosevelt America has finally spoken. The League, therefore, this day has given Japan notice that unless she agrees lo arbitrate her war with China she will probably face the naval guns of nine white powers, including the United States. War is just that close io us this moment. '. _ --<•} H might not be a very big war as regards America's Individual participation. It might not be any more than a few volleys fired by American battleships in the company of the British and the French. At (his moment it looks like just that—a white coalition seeking to keep one yellow race from grabbing all Asia and destroying the while man's market. American sympathy Li heavily on tho side of the Chinese. But our practical interest is divided. Maybe we will solve the r.iddlo in this fashion: Japan considers her Chinese ex- curcifin about us we would regard the landing of marines in one of the banana republics of Central America. Maybe one or two shots more from white battleships would make it look serious for Japan, without too serious consequences for the white powers. It's a gamble. But then Japan, too, is gambling. She is gambling thai the white powers won't be able to stick together. And that's a pretty shrewd guess on the Japs' part. Britain and France will stick together at home, but they can't venture far abroad without n third nation's help. For Britain has to reckon with Italy in the* Mediterranean, and France has Germany to contend with across the Khinc. But tho co-operation of America would allow Britain and France to act, while probably holding Italy and Germany in check. America holds in her own hands the question of while policy in Asia. Bui nobody knows what America will really do—or how much. The most fervent wish of the average American is that he hadn't seen today's paper—or, having teen it wished he didn'.^ care. ; Bin liu docs cnrc. As lo how much he cares, my jurcd foot and probably will see no BUCKS is. be would be willing to WEATHER. Arkansas—-Partly cloudy Wc.'lncsday_ni(iht and Thursday; cooler in south and cast portions Wednesday niyht, north and central Thursday. Bobcats to Leave for DeQueen Game at 5 on Thursday Missouri Pacific Bus Will Take Thorn to Leopards' Stomping-Ground SPECIAL UNCERTAIN Revamped Lineup Thursday Will Include Masters at Halfback HULLKTfN Ml.ss Ik-ry Henry, Mipcrinlciidi-nl of Hope schools immiiinrcd at 3:25 p. m. Wednesday that effiuLs lo obtain special train to Hi-Queen for Bobcat-leopard game Thursday night had proven futile. Coach Koy Mammons announce! Wednesday afternoon lhat the Hope High School football team would Icavt here fit 5 p. m. Thursday aboard a Mis souri Pacific bus for DeQueen where the Bobcats will engage the Leopard: Thursday night. The game at DeQueen will -start a 8 o'clock. The Bobcat coach said plans for special train were uncertain, but "i'l try to arrange for one for the Jones boro game next week." Hammonx announced a shake-up in the lineup that sends Woodrow far- sons from a halfback post to a guard position, replacing Johnny Wilson who has been moved over to a tackle berth, replacing Big Freeman Stone. blonc has been shifted to Ibe backfield and will run from the fullback post against UcQ'ufceh:' Joe £a.son. regular fullback, is still nursing an in- action againsl the Leopards. Despite the injured foot, Kason played lasl wee I; againsl Smackover, but was handicapped throughout the game. Probable Lineup The probable starting backfield will be: Bright at quarter, Aslin and Masters at halfback posts, anil Stone at fullback. Coach Hammons said that Stone h;i(l been showing up well in practice and will be used to hammer the hue, punt and to furnish interference on end runs. In the line will be Jewell al center, Punons and Keith al guards, Johnny Wilson or Major Simpson at one tackle, Gra'ly Qinmby at the other tackle, and Kccse and Ramsey at the crifl posts. Kninsey suffered a gash on the lip in praetiee Tuesday afternoon when, he ran againsl a barbed wire fence, i but will be in the .starling lineup 1 against the Leopards. Hviirden Showing Well llammons said that Leonard Heanlen would probably see action in the backfield. Beanlen, the coach said, ^ha.s been .showing up well Ihi.s week. The Bobcats will polish off with signal drills Thursday afternoon. "The team is in prelly got id .shape with the exception of Kason. They are ready for a hard bailie and they eX|X'Ct to redeem themselves for lasl year's defeat by the Leopards," liam- mons said. Hope fans may avoid confusion and delay at the entrance gales of OIL' DeQueen stadium by purchasing their tickets here at Hope Confectionery. the only place ihcy are on sale. Students may obtain their tickets at the high school. Coach llammons .said he bad been informed that roads to UcQiiccn wcic in go»d condition. The distance is G2 1 : miles there The darter, a South American bird, Aiffls its bead after prey by moans of a spring-like kink in its neck. VOLUME 38—NUMBER 307 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6,1937 PRICE 6c COPY ULTIMATUM TO JAPAN _!^^ : . : —'<? ~ ' n « *T 1• i < . • jim, X. fT_.__^_1.»* ~» C^....... J _.. Vft _ _•• .K. JLSa^A ^ II i\f\ rftan 't l+vi\n4-r\++fi kroner's Verdict in Beatty Case Is Again Postponed 10 Witnesses Heard Tuesday, Verdict Is Put Off to Saturday ,AST SEEN FRIDAY Officers Still Hold Theory He Was Killed and Thrown in Creek Hempstead County Scenes Markers Will Commemorate Star Photos Reprinted From The Centennial Edition of June 216,1936 loan Ibe Navy for a few pot shots at a distant shore to force both sides to the arbitration table—but if it looked like the Army would (-,(• involved also, he'd sny, "Let the yellow folks settle their own problems." Man Breaks Neck in Fall on Porch Lee Watkins in Too Serious Condition to Be Removed From Home Lee Walkins, 67, farmer who lives on the Hope-Washington highway a the half mile this side of the county seat, was in a serious condition Wednesday a.s the result of a broken neck. Watkins fell from a chair on back porch to the ground late day afternoon, sustaining tho injury Dr. A. C. Kolb, who was called to the home of the farmer, said lhat Watkins' condition was critical. Watkins remained at his home. I was not advisable to remove him to a One Civil Case in Hempstead Court Hrianl Gets $100 Verdic Against Rephan, But Loses $800 Claim A Thought Man never fastened our end of a chain around the m'rk «f his brother lhat (juil tlnl mil fasten the other end around the neck of the oppressor Laniarlme. 1. Crossword pu/./.le fans should have no trouble living five four- letter words ending in "b." 2. What slates bonier on the Great Lakes? 3. Edward VIII of EiiBlanrl, now Pukv of Windsor, was sovereign for 15 days; 7 months. 21 days; M2G days; one year, 3 months. 8 days; not at all. 4. The letters of u cerium word may spell hull to some but il's still kettles to the hopsewife. 5. flow many number are Iciund Oil the fai-c.s of nuisl w.'ilclu'S. Answers oil t lusMficd I'age H T. Hrianl, trustee for Fay Driant, /as awarded JUKI judgment Tuesday flernnon iii u civil suit in Hempstead in-uit court brought against Ed I. Icphan for rent on a building formcr- y occupied by Rephan's store, Second ind Main streets, Hope. No eases were beard Wednesday, •ourt being in recess. Briant brought suit for WOO, claim- UK rent flue him. Tho court, however, i warded Hriant only $100. lU'iil:iin admitted owing tho ?100, but leniec! lhat he owed the additional $:MXI. No other cases were heard Tuesday mil court recessed shortly after noon until Thursday morning when appeal cases from Hope municipal court and J. I', courts of the county are to be 1 1 card. The criminal docket is scheduled to begin next Monday. ---- -*m » «* --Pie-Supper, Cake-Walk at Columbus on Friday A pic-supper and cake-walk will be held on Columbus High School grounds at 7:30 o'clock Friday night, October 8. for the benefit of the boys and girl* basketball teams, it was announcec Wednesday. The public is invited. A Hcmnstead coroner's jury invcs- igating the mysterious death of Ed Bcatly, 68, Emmcl farmer, deferred Is verdict Tuesday afternoon until 9 a. m. Saturday after 10 persons testified, including 12-year-old Hollis Cai- loun who first discovered (lie body in n shallow creek nenr Emmet. The 10 persons who testified at an inquest at Hope city hall were Arthur Dougan. Homer Eubanks, Bort Smith Lewis Alwhite, Henry Willell, R. D Smith. Will Brown, Ross Fee anc Hollis Calhoun, all of near Emmcl, and R, V. Hcrnclon, Jr., Hope undertaker. The inquest was conducted by Cor oner J. H. Weaver and Deputy Prose cutor, W. S. Atkins. The hearing wa. held in the municipal court room anc attracted nn overflowing crowd. Of the 10 Unit testified, none said they knew the whereabouts of Beatty after 8 a. m. Friday. The body was found at 3:30 p. m. Sunday. Coroner Weaver said it was bis belief that Beatty hnd not been dead more than six or seven hours when the body was found. Herndon told of tho condition of the body and described wounds on the face, nose and lip which he said he believed were caused by the sharp edge of some instrument. Several of those who testified said they found Bentty's hat. a whisky bottle, syrup bucket and a paper sack near the creek bank, but said there was no indication of a scuffle near where ic body was found. There had been no arrests Wedncs- ay, but officers clunfi to their orig- nal theory that it was n case of murder. The coroner's jury was composed of _'oc Rider, Elbcrt Tarpley, Hugh Garner, John Lahn, E. S. Jones, W. Y. Bobo, Will Palmer, Will Thompson, J. C. Jox, Lewis Townsend, Wallace Cook nd J. C. Burke, Jr. Boy Finds Body Hollis Calhoun, 12, son of Albert Calhoun, was the first to take the witness stand. Young Calhoun said that ie bad known Beatty about a year. He couldn't remember the last time he saw Bcally alive. He told of finding the body at 3:30 p. m. Sunday in a reek about n half mile from the home of Arthur Dougan, his brother-in-law. "I stopped on a bridge to see if the water was up, looked down the creek and saw a man's body in the water. I didn't take time to go near the body but ran to the home of Arthur Dougan and told him what I had seen." The youngster then told a slor> about Beatty coming to the Dougar home on Thursdny and "ran some negroes off the place." He said he didn't know just what the trouble was about — between Bcatty and the negroes. Young Calhoun said that he roturnet to the scene of the body with hi: brother-in-law, Arthur Dougan, when they found a paper sack, syrup bucke and Bcally's hat on the bank. Arthur Do u gun Arthur Dougan was tne second wit ness. His testimony: "I live two and a half miles froir Kmmct. I have lived on present farm since last December. I have nown Ed Bealty since I was a boy. Beatty lived with first one neighbor nd then another. I last saw him about :30 a. m. Friday. He was at my ionic. The next time I saw him was it the creek, dead. "I don't know of any particular rouble between Beally and any other vcrson or persons. Bcatty did run some negroes off my place Thursday light—and at lhat time he cuscd me and my wife because I tried to get him ,o let the negroes alone as they were licking cotton for me. "The negroes were Ella Stewart anil icr four children. They still live near Emmet. I first learned of Beally's death when my nephew, Hollis Cal- r:oun reported he had seen the body of a man in the creek I returned to creek with Hollis, found the body, liis hat, paper sack and bucket on the bank. I examined the banks, but found no footprints or indication of a scuffle. Beatty reserved a room in my home to keep some of his belongings, but never has spent the night there. Last Thursday night lie slept, I believe in a house near my home where Beally has a bed and cook-stove. "I saw him early the next morning Friday morning—but never saw 01 heard of him again until his bod> The worth of the good will of a going business is commonly appraised at five or six limes its avernKe net profit. per year. wus found in the creek," Dougan concluded. Homer Eubanks, the third witness: "I rented my farm from Ed Beally He reserves a room in my home to Unveiling Sunday for Hempstead's History Markers Two Will Commemorate Washington, and One the Town of Fulton SERVIclfAT 3 P. M. HISTORIC RED RIVER CROSSING AT FULTON—In the top picture (lint low ridge of hrush in the foreground is the old dump of Ihc Cairo & Fulton railroad, predecessor of the Missouri Pacific, whose present line appears in the background, on the outskirts of Fulton. Botlom picture shows the new highway bridge spanning Red river al Fulton—those stakes projecting from the river-bed in the foreground are remnants of the original ferry landing on this groat trail to Ihc Southwest. (Continued on Poge Three) Speakers and Band Concert at Washington Sunday Afternoon Acceptance in behalf of Hempstead county of three historical markers from the Arkansas Centennial Commission two to be placed at Washington and one at Fulton, will be made with formal program at 3 o'clock this Sunday afternoon, October 10, at Washington. The program, interspersed with music by the Hope Band, is announcec by Mrs. Charlean Moss Williams o Washington, county Centennial chairman, as follows: The Program Invocation, Dr. J. C. Williams. Arkansas (chorus), High Schoo Students. Presentation Speech, William Me Comb. Acceptance Speech, Mayor Dekmey, iVashington; J. B. Shults, Fulton, Address (Mistoric Sketch), Hon. E. , McFaddin. Poem (The Old State Capitol), Mrs. Rosa Polk Shipley. Hempstead County Press, A, H. iVashburn. Soldiers Chorus from Faust, High School Band. The Inscriptions The inscriptions on the three markers will be: First— W . "Hempstead County—The Town of Tulton: Fulton on Red river is the point of crossing of the Great Southwestern Trail. Later the old military road and the Missouri Pacific railway crossed here. It was a U. S. frontier :own prior to the annexation of Texas. A town was laid out here in 1920 by Moses Austin and his son Stephen, founders of Texas, as a base of supplies of this Texas Coloney. In L840 the town was laid off in lots and squares by Edward Cross, Grandison D. Royston, David T. Witter and Rosswell Beebe." Second— "Hempstead County—Old Washington: Rendezvous for Arkansas troops on their way to the war with Mexico. Many of our leading citizens claim this old town as their birthplace." Third— Hempstead County—Old Courthouse: This first courthouse of Hempstead county located in Washington is known as the war-time state capito] because it was the scat of the state government during the federal occu- patio not Little Rock. The county was named in honor of Edward Hempstead, first delegate in congress from Missouri Territory." Bulletins SINGAPORE, Malay Straits.— (/P)—Three members of the crew of a KLM Royal Dutch Airways plane and one passenger were killed Wednesday when the craft crashed near Palcmbang, Sumatra. WASHINGTON.-(/P)—It costs exactly 28.6 per cent more to feed a family now than It did five years ago, the Department of Labor said Wednesday. NEW YORK.— (/Pi— Walter Case, president of Case, Pomcroy & Co., well known Wall Street investment company, died in a faJI from a window of the firm's office on the 26th floor, it was announced at the office of the firm Wednesday. League Threatens 9-Power Pact; U.S. May Be Involved White Powers Seriously, Considering Forcing Hand of Japanese ROOSEVELT~S P E E C H OLD TAVERN—This is the original tavern at niishinglnn, still standing, (vhcre pioneer guests put up on their way to the Texas Southwest. Special Congress Likely November Roosevelt Will Decide This Week—Court Proposal Is Indefinite HYDE PARK, N. Y,~(/P)—President Roosevelt strongly indicated Wednesday he would call a special session of congress to convene between Novem- jer 8 and 16, but said he would reserve his decision until after conferences in Washington this week. He said it was a little premature to :ay whether court reorganization would bo included in his program. It is neither in nor out—was the way he put it. He placed at the top of his program: Wages and hours, surplus crop control, government reorganization, and regional planning. Stand Rights for Fair Are on Sale Merchants May Obtain Them at Offices of Chamber of Commerce U. S. President's Words on Peace Stir War-Fright- - ened World GENEVA, Switzerland. — (/P) — Th& League of Nations warned Japan Wednesday of a possibility of international action unles sshe agrees to a peaceful nine-power settlement of the China conflict. ' By the Associated Press A world fearful of wide-spread war looked Wednesday upon President Roosevelt's intimation that the United States is prepared to take active steps for peace, both as a menace and a benefaction. Mr. Roosevelt's condemnation o£ aggression drew from Japan a refusal to halt her military machine in China in deference to world opinion. The German foreign office warned the president to remember the "shipwreck" of President Wilson when he sought to safeguard peace through the League of Nations. Tow capitals, Madrid and Nanking, that are fighting enemies on opposite sides of the world, viewed the president's words as threats to their foes. Britain's ministers weighed emergency measures to curb the growing danger of world war on either'side of the earth, with President Roosevelt's call for action against; §1 '-.I 1 id I Stand rights at the Merchants & Farmers Fair to be held at Fair Park October 21-23 may be obtained by contacting Captain (Happy) Harris at the chamber of commerce office, at the city hall. 'Captain Harris said local residents would be given preference of concessions, but asked that they make applications at once. -a 1 '4 .s. ish'co-operation in the'rlfar East. Jans Reported Checked SHANGHAI, China.—WHThe nese advance on all China fornts, from, Shanghai to the Far North, was reported Wednesday to have been halted by a stifened Chinese resistance. OLD CAPITAL Washington. -Original courthouse and war-time state capitol at Negro Dies in Collapse of Baton Rouge Ditch BATON ROUGE, La.—(.-PI—The oil- lapse of the side of a ditch in front of un annex being built next to the state capitol buried four negro workmen Wednesday under a cascade of heavy mud. One of the diggers was pronounced dead after firemen had worked 25 minutes trying to revive him. Another went lo u hospital. Two Killed in Boiler Blast Aboard Steamer NEW YORK— i./Pi--Two men were killed and three seriously scaldec when the boiler of the S. S. Brazos exploded Wednesday. —»t«*- Museums in Rome, London and the United States have bought many the oil puinlini's uf Percy Crosliy, .' comic strip urlial. California's state flag having the figure of a bear, originated in an attempt to set up a republic in 1846. MIND Tour MANNERS Test your knowledge ol correct social usage by answering the fol- . lowing questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. When addressing an envelope to a man and his wife is it correct to use "&" in place of "and"? 2. Is it permissible to ask a hostess if one may bring a man whom she does not know to a dance? 3. Is it correct to ask to bring someone whom the hostess knows to the dance? 4. Is it permissible for a man to keep cutting in on the same man as he dances with different partners? 5. If a girl is sitting out a dance with u man away from the dance floor, is it all right for someone to ask. her to dance? What would you do if— You arc a girl who has refused to dance with a man with whom you dislike to dance and yet you do not have the dance taken? (a) Escape to the dressing room until the number is over? ib) Accept tlie invitation of the next man who asks you? (c) Join a group of friends who are not dancing and explain why you are there? Answers 1. No. 2. Yes. 3. No. She would have invited him in the first place if she had wanted him. 4. No. 5. No. Best "What Would You Do" solution ia). i Copy right, 1937, NEA Service Ine.) Yankees Blast 4 Pitchers to Win Yankees Score 8 to 1 Victory in FFirst Game of World Series YANKEE STADIUM, N. Y. — The New York Yankees turned on their power in the first game of the world series here Wednesday to blast four New York Giant pitchers for an 8 to 1 victory. Lefty Vernon Gomez hurled the opener for the Yankees and limited the Giants to six hits. The four Giant pitchers were Carl Hubbell, Harry Gumbert, Dick Kauffman and Al Smith. Hubbell started and pitched good ball until the sixth inning when lie was blown off the mound by seven runs. He was followed by Gumbert, Kauff- m«jn and Smith. Tony Lazzeri, Yankee second baseman, paced the hitting attack, getting a single in the sixth and a home run over the left field fence in the eighth inning for the Yankees' final run. Lazzcri's homer came with the bases empty and was the only homer of the opening game. Score by Innings RH E Giants ... 00010000 0—I 6 1 Yankees 00000701 x—8 7 0 Roof to Be Raised at the City Plant Total Expenditure of $12,500 Authorized by Hope City Council The city council, in a short session Tuesday night, passed an ordinance calling for construction of a new high roof and to make other repairs at the municipal water and light plant. The total expense is not to exceed more than $12,500. F. N. Porter was employed as architect. Contract for this construction will be let to the lowest bidder. Sealed bids will be received by tho Board of Public Affairs up to 10 a. m. October la. At that time the bids will be opened in the council room at Hope city hall and the contract let, if a satisfactory bid is received. The council granted Howard Houston a permit to build a side walk on city property near his store, the cost to be paid by Houston. The council authorized City Treasurer Charles Reynerson to destroy all warrants and bills dating back of the year 1933. The filing of routine reports concluded the meeting, which adjourned at S o'clock. CIO Wins First Test in Election Mayoralty Candidate Defeats AFL's Man in Detroit Voting DETROIT, Mich.—(VP)—The Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO) successful in nominating candidates for mayor and councilmen in Tuesday's non-partisan pirmary, claimed "substantial bictory" Wednesday in its first major political campaign. The CIO candidates did not lead the field, but their mayoralty candidate Patrick O'Brien, former Democrati state attorney general, beat John \V Smith, present head of the city couiv cil, who was endorsed by the Ameri can Federal ion of Labor. Freight Rates to Follow Pay Hike Rail Expert Thinks Carriers Will Be Protected Against Loss WELLESLEY, Mass. — (/P) — An in* vestment expert predicted Tuesday night Ihc nation's railroads would be given increase sin freight rates that •may entirely, or at least largely, offset wage increases." H. C. Baldwin of Boston, in an address at the 24ih annual national business conference al Babson Park, said Ihe decision would come "Ihis month and in time will l>e reflected in. the lasl quarter earnings of railroads." "Thus while we are not bullish on rail slocks for a long pull," he said, "due to increase in government regu* lation and the growing tendency to government ownership, rail stocks are at present oversold." Cotton NEW ORLEANS.—W—October cotton opened Wednesday at 8.25 and. closed al 8.18 bid. ,?poi cotton closed steady 14 points lower, middling 8.10. , ,

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