Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 7, 1937 · Page 1
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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 — Star Old H, C. L. W EDNESDAY'S statement by the Department of Labor that the cost of food in tins United States has risen 28.6 per cent since 15)32, while cotton is almost back where it started from at the bottom of the panic, reveals how dangerous the business of seeking to fix prices by government regulation. The problem is sometimes as despairing as the problem of "fixing" the weather. Indeed, the two problems arc closely allied—for it was a record drouth in the Middle West that helped meat prices show the greatest increase of all, 4G.O per cent. . To a certain extent America must control agricultural production—crops that like cotton depend on a world price —but our present experience with food prices revca s that the more we interfere with the natural law of supply and demand the greater the effort we must put forth to correct man-made errors that are greater than any of those produced in nature. WEATHER. Arkamas — Fair Thursday nig ht and Friday; cooler Thursday night State Employe Is 'Docked'1 Day for Political Work Civil Service Workers Warned Against Politics, Woman Fined POLITICAL LETTER Mrs. Mamie Crump Is Penalized for Typing Bailey Literature LITTLE HOCK. -I,T)-Dr. K. G. Warner, state personnel director, said Thursday that a civil .service employe of the corporation commission offices nt the capitol had been directed to desist from working on "political literature" and that a penalty of one day's pay would bo applied to the employe for work already done. The charge against the employe is a womon stenographer. Dr. Warner said, for typing and mimeographing a political letter at the direction of Chairman 2. M. McCarroll of the corporation commission. Dr. Warner said McCarroll had informed him that he was under the impression that the stenographer was not classified as an employe under civil service. Dr. Warner said the employe in- volcved is Mrs. Mamie Crump, court reporter for the commission. The Arkansas Democrat said the material involved yios to be used, in the campaign of Governor Bailey in his race for the United States'senate. Guernsey School to Reopen Oct. 18 Here's n peculiar fact nboul the movement of food prices: You would think that as wheat went up imd dosvn in price flour would move with it. But flour, 1 am told, doesn't do thnt. The price of flour isn't fixed entirely by the price of wheat Millers get another product besides flour, out of wheat. They got shorts. They balance the price they pay for wheat out of the price they receive for flour and shorts. Flour hasn't fallen this year with the decline in the price of wheat. The reason flour hasn't fallen is because the price of shorts went down first, due to the farmers having plenty of their own fccdstuffs. The millers, therefore, have to get their price of wheat out of flour, since they failed to get much of it out of shorts. And on the other hand, when a- feed crop failure on the farm puts the price of shorts up, the price of flour may come down— even though the price of wheat remains steady. Strange is the law of supply and demand— yet reasonable enough when explained. » VOLUME 38—NUMBER 308 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1937 PRICE 8c COPY U.S ii ON PARLEY Hill Man, Buried Funeral Services for Native Hempstead Mali, Held Wednesday J. W. (Uncle Joe) Allen, a resident of Hempstoad county more than a half century, died Tuesday night at his horno at Spring Hill, south of Hope. Holiiid been a member of the Spring Hill Methodist church more than 60 Faculty List Is Announced by'Principal Hugh BrisUnv Guernsey High School, after a six- week.s vacation for crup harvesting, v. ill reopen on the 18th of Octolwr. No changes have been made in the summer term faculty. The teachers tire a.s follows: Lower six firadivi of grammar department- l.st grade. Mrs. Clarence.' Tyler; 2nd grade. Mrs. George Griffin; 3rd and 4th grades. Miss Nellie Hays; 5th and Gth grades, Miss Edna Gordon. Junior High School division— 7th and 8th grades. Mrs. Chas. Wylie; Senior High— Math and science. Forney Hull; - Funeral services were held Wednes- rln.v at Bethamy cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Crane. He was active iii church work until his health failed him. He is survived by three nephews, George Allen of Fulton, Robert Allen of Illinois, A Mont Allen of Hope; eight ncices, Mrs. Mike Foley, Sr., Mrs. J. II. Foster, Mrs. A. J. Huckabcc of Spring Hill, Mrs. Minnie Martin, Mrs. John Belough, Mrs. Ruth Turner, of Texarkana, Mrs. Sam McGill of Ful- Mrs. Frunk Shoemnke of Plenty of Color Is Promised for Hope and DeQueen Game Ceremonies to Be Held Between Half's by DeQueen School Band KICK-OFF SET FOR 8 Bobcats to Have Weight Advantage-Both Teams in Shape •DE QUEEN - (Special) - Although uniforms for the DcQucon school band members will not arrive in time to be worn at the Hopc-DcQucen football game here Thursday night, the bnncl and pep squalls, under direction of George T. St. Peter and Miss Lois Gardner, arc working together on some drills and stunts that should provide a riot of color for the occasion. Among the drills to be staged between halves will be advancing of the school and national colors, represented by nn American flag and school flag, 44x72 inches in si/.e. The school flag has a large orange Leopard head on a background of black, with "DeQueen Public Schools" in gold letters. The pep squad will stage a drill with the colors of. both DeQueen and Hope schools. It is expected that the Hope band will accompany the large delegation of Bobcat supporters, and that there also will be plenty of whoopee issuing from the Hope side of the field. Persons desiring to purchase tickets for the Hopc-DeQuecn football game may secure them at any DeQueen drug store or at the office of the Southwestern Gas & Electric Company, according to G. P. Bolding( high school principal. Price of the tickets is 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for students. Do- Queen team is reported to be in good in advance and avoid the line at the Credit Corp. Eases Up on Its Cotton Loans MEMPHIS, Tenn.-W—Commodtfr Credit corporation officials announced Thursday that its policy governing cotton loans had been liberalized, opening previously ineligible grades to loan benefits and increasing loans on their classification. Jury Fails Agree in Quillin Case Was Charged Withi Driving a Motor Vehicle While Drunk A Hcmpstead circuit court jury Thursday declared n mistrial when i failed to agree in the case of Berlin Quillin, chargd with dviring an automobile while drunk. The case reached circuit court on a nappeal from Hope municipal couH "I have been drunk several times— but this is one time I was not drunk, Quillin said from the witness stand. % Witnesses for, the slate were Police men Hugh Bcardcn and John Turne of Hope. The Quillin case was the only on heard Thursday morning. Several de fondants charged with ovcrloadin trucks were to go to trial during th afternoon. 90 Hope Scouts to Leave Friday for Boy Scout Circus Three School Buses to Transport Scouts, Band to Texarkana PARADE ATI! FRIDAY Official American Statement on the Chinese-Japanese War pallbearers were great ton and Stamps. Active nephews a.s follows: Willard Huckabce, Lesilc Huckabcc, Paul Foster, Rex Foster, F. G. Martin and M. D. Foley, Jr. gate. Team leaves nt 5 p. in. Social sciences. Miss Lillie B. Tuck- 575 Persons Will TakejCivil Tests Examinations to Be Given in Seven Cities Friday L1TTLB u6cK—<;P)—Dr. K. O. Warner, slate civil service personnel director, announced Thursday that 575 persons would take examinations in seven cities Friday and Saturday for ixi.siUons in the Arkansas state em- ployement service and the national re-employment service in Arkansas. Warner said approximately 100 vacancies were to be filled around the first of the year from eligible lists prepared from examinations at Fort rector of M-Wlion announces that i Smith, Harrison, Batesville, Monliccl- Hempsu-ad county has been given a lo, Hope, Joncsboro and Little Rock. er; English, Mr. Hugh Bristow, principal. Hempsteaif Given CCC Camp Quota ;',() WhiU- Youths Kligible for Camps in Iowa, South Dakota Mrs. .Sally M. Droening, county The Hope High School football team was to board a Missouri Pacific bus at 5 p. m. this Thursday for DcQuccn where the Bobcats will tangle with Coach C. O. Criswcll's Leopards at 8 o'clock at the DeQueen High School grid stadium. The Bobcats will be followed by a large delegation of Hope fans. Followers of the team may purchase their tickets at Hope Confectionery to avoid confusion at the entrance gates at the Leopard stadium. The price is 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for .students. The Hope team will have a weight advantage of 11 pounds to the man, the Bobcats averaging 170 to 159 for DeQueen. The Hope line will average 171 to ICO for DcQuecn. In the backfield, Hope will have an advantage of 13 pounds to the man. The Hope backfield will average 1G9 to 1515 for DcQucon. Tho Hope team is good .shape with the exception of Fullback Joe Eason who is nursing an injured foot, 'it is doubtful if he will play. The De- Queen tcaem is reported to be in good condition. The probable starting lineups are announced in a two-column box on this page. Meat Heads List of Food Increases All Food Up 28.6 % Over 1932, and Meat Price.. Alone Is Up 46.9 % :: ^ WASHINGTON-</P)-It costs 28.6 per cent more to feed a family now than it did five years ago, the Labor Department said Wednesday. Its statisticians reported meat prices led the increase, jumping 46.9 per cent over comparative figures for 1932. They took the 1923-25 three-year average to get a comparison with normal times. With this average as 100, food prices rose generally from 66.7 on September 15, 1932, to 85.8 last September 14. Meat rose from 75.8 to 111.4. In the last two years dairy products rose 14.5 per cent and meat increased 8.5 per cent as the general level of foodstuffs increased 7 per cent. The department's index of mid-September food prices showed: 1937 1936 1932 All foods 85.8 80.1 66.7 Cereals and bakery Two Performances to Be Given Friday and Saturday Nights Headed by Scoutmaster A. W. Stubbeman, approximately 90 scouts wil leave Hope at 8:30 a. m. Friday aboarc three school buses for Texarkana where the second annual scout circus will be staged Friday and Saturday of this week. The Hope Boys band will also accompany the scouts. The band wil participate in a parade in Texarkana at 11 a. m. Friday. Members of thi band who are not scouts will return to Hope on the school buses follow ing the parade. The buses will return to Texarkan late Saturday to transport the scouts back to Hope following the final per formance of the circus Saturday nigh' 1,400 Boy Scouts Participating in the circus will b approximately 1,400 scouts of the Tex- Ark council, comprising 13 counties in southwest Arkansas and eastern Texas. Approximately 12 bands from the district will be in the parade. The circus will be staged at Buhrman Athletic Field, on the Arkansas 'side of the twin city. A rehearsal will be held Friday morning and the first performance is cheduled for Friday night. . • ... Saturday moiuln.g the icauts will >e guests of a Texarkana theater manager to witness a show there. Saturday afternoon, a magician will be at he scout camp to entertain the scouts. The final performance of the circus will be held at Buhrman field Saturday night. Accompanying the Hope scouts and band will be Scoutmaster Stubbeman Jimmie Jones, J. K. Sale and probably ^awrence Martin. They plan tot spend both Friday and Saturday with the scouts. The scouts and band will leave Hope from First Baptist church at 8:30 WASHINGTON—(/P)—Here is the text of the State Department's condemnation of Japanese military operations in China: The Department of State has been informed by the American minister to Switzerland of the text of the report adopted by the Advisory Committee's examination of the facts of the present situation in China and the treaty obligations of Japan. The minister has further informed the department that this report was adopted and approved by the Assembly of the League of Nations today, October 6. Since the beginning of the present controversy in the Far East, the government of the United States has urged upon both the Chinese and the Japanese governments that they refrain from hostiliites, and has offered to be of assistance in an effort to find some means, acceptable to both parties to the conflict, of composing by pacific methods the situation in the Far East. The secretary of state in statements made public on July 16 and August 23 made clear the position of the government of the United States in regard o international problems and international relationships throughout the world and as applied specifically to the hostilities which are at present unfortunately going on between China and Japan. Among the principles which in the opinion of the government of the United States should govern international relationships, if peace is to be maintained, arc abstinence by all nations from the use of force in pursuit of policy and from interference in the internal affairs of other nations; adjustment of problems in international relations by process of peaceful negotiation and agreement; respect by all nations for the rights of others and observance by all nations of established obligations; and the upholding of the principle of the sanctity of treaties. On October 5 at Chicago the president elaborated these principles, emphasizing their importance, and in a discussion of the world situation pointed out that there can be no stability for peace either within nations or between nations except under laws and moral standards adhered to by all; that international anarchy destroys every foundation for peace; that it jeopardizes either the immediate or the future security of every nation, large or small; and that it is therefore of vital interest and concern to the people of he United States that respect for treaties and international morality be restored. In the light of the unfolding developments in the Far East the government of the United States has been forced to the conclusion that the action of Japan in China is inconsisent with the principles which should govern the relationships between nations and is contrary to the provisions of the nine-power treaty of February 6, 1922, regarding principles and policies to be followed in matters concerning China, and to those of the Kellogg- Briand pact of August 27, 1928. Thus the conclusions of this government with respect to the foregoing are in general accord with those of the Assembly of the League of Nations. |U. S.Condemns Jap Invasion of China; Supports League products Meats Dairy products Eggs Fruits, vegetables Beverages, chocolates Fats and oils . 95.1 92.7 74.3 111.4 102.6 75.8 83.9 73.3 65.4 . 79.0 80.3 62.4 59.2 52.9 52.8 70.4 68.5 74.6 78.4 87.4 51.3 Sugars and Sweets 66.5 66.6 58.2 rjudta of 3(1 white I ; fur lamp* locat- in luwa and South Dakota. Positions to be covered in the examination's are district manager, pay- Ilonitio IMiiys J'lTsrnll HORATIO, Ark.-Coach Charlie Var- ncll worked his Horatio Linns hard this week in preparation for their game Friday night against the Pres- cntl Curly Wolves at the Prescolt stadium. Tho coach said that he will present changed lineup against (he Wolves Any young man f good character ing $2.000 to $2,400 annually; junior in- wlio 'i.s unemployed and who has pass- | te-rviewer. cd Ills Hill birthday but who has not' reached hi.s 2-llh birthday is eligible for CCC enrollment. Those selected will report at Camp Pike. Little Hock. Arkansas, at^their own expense on October 20th. Transportation from Little Hock to Iowa and South Dakota will bo furnished by the government. Applications are now being taken by the Hempstead County Public Welfare office. It is necessary that both parents accompany the applicant to that office in order to make application. More U. S. Motorists Crossing Rio Grande LARKDO, Texas i/T)—More than 100,000 American tourists entered Mexico through this border city (luring the first oiKht monihs of 1937. In this period there were 1.0(10 more cars crossing the line at Laredo than during the entire year of l'J3fi Heaviest travel both year.-, was in June. July and August. A Thought It it, in knowledge as it i.s in plants; if you mean to use the plants, it i.s no matter for the rooLs; if jou mean it to grow, it is wifi-r to rt-.st ii|>;'ii the roots than upon Ihe .slips. -Uacon. paying $1,260 to $1,620 an- uially; .senior interviewer, $1,600 to il.'JHO per year ; statistical supervisor, a,400 to J3.000; and a fiscal supervisor, ti2,400 to $3,000. ! Which of the following are Veiui.s. Vega. Mars, Jupiter, Cupid. Saturn'.' 2. When should a hyphen be used in these words: i -ut burst, outcast, outhouse, outlaw and outlive'.' 3. These women had famous husbands. Who were they ? Jasephine, Sarah, Elizabeth Barrett, Isabella. 4. Here's a poser for proud pro- nouui'crs. Victual is pronounced: VIC lu al. VIC lal, VI tal, V1T I, vit AL. 5. If you go to work at 9 a. m. and stop work at 5 p. m., and if your wnlch gains 30 minutes every hour, and if you are too lazy to adjust your watch to keep correct time, then at what time must you set your watch when you go to work so that you don't work any overtime? Answers on Classified I'ugc WPA Rolls to Be Heldto_l$0,000 Roosevelt Declares 2-Mil lion Figure No Longer Is Necessary WASHINGTON— t.-T)—WPA intends to employ an average of 1,650,000 per- with several younger, lighter men in the backfield and line. The lions have gone up against hard opposition in every game so far this season, and lave lost their four games played .bus fur. School Fur Servants LONDON— (fl 1 )— Ton residential and 30 non-residential centers for training girls in domestic service and hotel work are being started by the British government. .sons during the fiscal year ending next June 30, spokesmen for the organization said Wednesday. This average would be well within the 2,000,000 figure, which President Roosevelt declared no longer necessary in a press conference Wednesday at Hyde Park, N. Y. Latest WPA figures show that 1,'156,915 were employed on September 18. Officials said experience has shown however, that the rolls increase during the winter months. Probable Starting Lineups IIOPK Ramsey (180) L Quimby (185) L Keith (170) L Jewell (150) W. Parsons (170) K Wilson (180) R Reese (165) R Bright (155) Q Aslin (160) 1. Masters (155) R Stone (205) F DE QUEEN . E. Gardner (168) T. . ... . Young (170) . G. Baker (155) C. Cearley (132) G. Thomas (157) . T. Williams (195) . E. l.emley (146) . B. Aubrey (ISO) . U. Hendricks (170) . 11. Pafford (162) . B. Kyle (160) Team Average Hope, 170 De Queen, 159 Line Average Hope. 171 DeQueen, 160 Backfield Average Hope, 169 De Queen, 156 a. m. Friday. 2nd Annual Affair The circus, the second of its kind ever to be staged in this section is designed to interest boys of pre-scout age in Scouting and to demonstrate to parents of boys of Scout age the value jf the Boy Scout movement in building character and citizenship. All participants in the circus will be housed in a camp set up on the circus grounds. The camp has been laid out by Army Engineers, experienced in camp arrangement, assuring perfect drainage and strict sanitation. Tents and cots have been procured from the Arkansas National Guard, Little Rock, The camp when set up, it is reported will be of full war-time battalion size. Menus have been carefully prepared to provide well balanced and sustaining fares for the campers. The preparation and serving of food will be under the direction of the Cotton Belt Railroad Dining Car Staff, rendering experienced and expeditious service to Scouts and Scout Masters staying at the camp. A hospital unit will be set up with n complete medical corps on duty twenty-four hours each day. Arrangements have been made for one or more Texarkana doctors, working in •elays, to be in charge of Ac hospital unit at all times. Parents were assured that they need 'eel no hesitancy in sending their boys to the camp, in view of the many 'acilities provided for their safe- yarding. Ample time each day is allotted to personal hygiene, meals, sports, rest periods and recreation, with careful supervision every hour of he day. A. W. Stubbeman, Harry Segnar, Jr., I. H. Jones, J. K. Sale, Henry Haynes, flufus Herndon, Jr., are local scout- nasters. 3 Illinois Convicts ; Slug Guard, Escape Use Second Guard as Hostage While Escaping in His Car JOILET, 111.—'W —Three convicts slugged Guard J. W. Black into unconsciousness and temporarily used another guard for a hostage in making thir escape from Stateville prison honor farm Thursday. Guard Albert Drungcn, in whose car the convicts fled, later was dumped out of the car two miles north of the prison unharmed. arden Joseph Ragcn said the trio were not involved in a hunger strike that is under way at the prison proper. Ransom Note Reported in Charles Ross Case CHICAGO— (IP)— A ransom note was reported to have been received Thursday from the kidnapers of Charles Ross, well-to-do retired greeting card manufacturer who was abducted September 25. Chemical-Treated Seed Is Success Revolutionary Change in All Agriculture Likely to Follow CHICAGO —(if)— A revolutionary change in agricultural practices through the use of chemically-treated seeds was forecast Thursday by Howard C. Salins, of Chicago, after the harvesting of test fields of fiber flax and corn in Illinois and Wisconsin. Salins, inventor of the process, said it was applicable to all forms of plant life. France, Britain in Italian Ultimatum Flat Demand That Mussolini Withdraw His Men From Rebel Spain BULLETIN LONDON, Eng.— (If)— Two British steamers were captured off the northern Spanish coast by a Spanish insurgent trawler, the British Admiralty said Thursday. The Admiralty said "presumably" the ships were within territorial waters. It was pointed out that ships had been warned repeatedly that they entered territorial waters at their own risk. Formal Statement Puts . America in Heart of Asiatic War Parley WILL JOIN~OTHEHRS. White Powers Will Take; Military, Economic Action Against Japan WASHINGTON — (ff) — Secretary, . Hull indicated Thursday this gov* - ernment's firm intention of participating in the nine-power conference t<> consider the Far Eastern conflict. Preliminary Exchange LONDON, Eng.—v<P)-Great Britain ' and France began Thursday a preliminary exchange of views with, the j< United States on convocation of Hie ,' nine-power conference in an effort to, .' curb the Sino-Japanese war, with, the possibility of the conference to be held in Washington. Papan Replies * TOKYO, Japan — (/P) — General Suciyama, Japanese minister of war/ accused the world powers Thursday of preaching justice and humanity for • China and at the same tune directly controverting every international law by selling China dum-dum bullets foS use against Japanese soldiers... ; Raid on Kwantung SHANGHAI, China—(/P)—More than s 500 Chinese civilians were reported killed Thursday in' mass Irombing raids by Japanese-warplanes, on/gtt<J~ rich 'solithern'-province of RwaaStung.' V. S. Condemns Japan WASHINGTON — (IP) — The United States government condemned Japan Wednesday night as a treaty violator in China, thus throwing its support bei hind efforts of the League of Nations to halt the Far Eastern conflict Shortly after the League had voted similar condemnation of Japan's invasion and had proposed a conference of this and other nations which signed the nine-power treaty, guaranteeing China's sovereignty, the State De- LONDON, Eng.—(/P)—France and Great Britain Wednesday night gave Benito Mussolini 24 hours grace to respond to their joint bid for tri- powor discussion of Spanish volunteer withdrawal. The two governments, alarmed by new Italian aid to the Spanish insurgents, indicated that their patience with Mussolini is about exhausted after Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden conferred with Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Ambassador Charles Corbin of France. "The two governments have agreed on the desirability of receiving an early reply from Italy, said a state- Thomas Nelson Perkins, Former U. S. Envoy, Dies DEDHAM, Mass.—(/Pj—Thomas Nel son Perkins, 68, former member of 'meiit _issued followingtile conferences, the Reparations Commission and American commissioner to the Inter- AHied War Conference in Paris, died Thursday. Fleets of aerial taxis are expected to increase us the airmindedness of the public increases. MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is it good manners to stretch your arms at the table? 2. When you are a guest at a good sized dinner is it permissible to change the place cards around to suit yourself, if you can do it without the knowledge of the persons in charge? 3. Should a hostess keep eating as long as her guests do? 4. Is it permissible to help yourself with your own silver from a serving dish? 5. Into how small pieces should you break your bread? What would you do if— You want to express your appreciation to a friend for a good meal which she has prepared? <a> "I'm filled to the brim?" (b) "1 won't be able to eat another bite for a week?" (c) "It was a delicious meal I enjoyed it immensely?" 1. No. 2. No. 3. Yes. 4. No. 5. Large enough for rjot more llian two or three bites. Best "What Would You Do"—U-) Feeling grew in authoritative quarters that a stern show of Anglo-French force may be the only way to get Blackshirt legions out of Spain, a problem that worries Britain as much as does the Far Eastern crisis. 'Decisive Action" Hinted "We may have to take quick, very decisive action to strangle at its source Ihe prolonged Italian intervention in behalf of the insurgents," said one informed source. What direct action the British cabinet might take remained a secret. The opinion was expressed that Italy's obvious attempts to impress Britain and France with her strength — by sending powerful new planes and additional troops to Spain — actually were a sign of weakness, and that the possibility remained of solving the problem with no more drastic steps than opening the French frontier and lifting the arms ban on the Madrid- Vuleiicia government. Tremendous naval concentrations. patrolling the Mediterranean against submarine pirates, nevertheless could give a mighty show of sea power and French troops could be mobilized on the Italian border if a military showdown comes, a possibility discounted under present conditions. Wife of WpXchief Harry Hopkins Dies WASHINGTON . - i/Pi - Mrs. Harrj Hopkins, wife of the Works Progress Administrator tWPA), died in a hospital Thursday utter several weeks illness. The high tive safety comfort, and rela- )f our present-day sky- liners still seems incredible comparcc with the bcj',mnini; of American air I ravel. America's Treaties WASHINGTON— (/?)— Of approximately 1,600 international treaties, to which the United States is a party, three stand out as applicable in the Far East. They are the nine power pact, the Briand-Kellogg treaty and the Boxer protocol. The nine power instrument obligates the United States, Japan and seven other signatories to respect. the territorial and administrative sovereignty of China and maintain the "open door" of equal commercial opportunity for all nations in that country. It was signed in, Washington in 1922, The Briand-Kellogg pact, signed in Paris in 1928, obligates the 58 nations which adhered to it not to resort to war as an instrument of national policy, A League of Nations Advisory Committee has charged Japan also with violating the Boxer protocol, by which China conferred on 12 nations, including the United States and Japan, the responsibility for keeping open the line of communication between Peiping and the sea. The protocol, embracing a whole series of treaties, resulting from the anti-foreign Boxer Rebellion, became effective in 1902. partment announced that "the conclu- ions of this government are in general accord with those of the Assembly of he League of Nations." Probably Will Enter Parley Closely following President Roose» ell's appeal at Chicago Tuesday fo? concerted international action to %e» jtore world peace, the department's statement accused Japan of violating he nine-power treaty and the Kellogg-. 3riand pact. It did not say whether he United States would accept the ^•ague's proposal for a conference of nine-power signatories, but officials iiredict that the proposal would be act cepted. Until a formal bid to the proposed line-power parley arrives, Secretary Hull and his aides refused to comment on the projected meeting. The United States was an active sponsor of the nine-power pact, signed in Washington, by it and eight other nations, include ing Japan and China. The treaty guar* antees China's territorial and admin* islrative sovereignty and pledges maintenance of equal commercial op(continued on Page Seven) Cotton NEW ORLEANS.— (^-October cot-. ton opened Wednesday at 8-SjS pi<J closed at S.18 bid. Spot cotton closed steady l lower, nVUMline 8.10, ,

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