Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 20, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 20, 1937
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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 Hope Religi Fair-Time A COMMUNITY Fair will open at the Southwost Arkansas f\ Fair grounds here Thursday, continuing through Saturday night—the first attempt to revive Fair interest in this city since the discontinuance of one of the oldest district Fairs in the state. Hope ought to back up the Fair idea solidly. This one is a short edition of the old-time Southwest Arkansas event which ran an entire week—but us we .succeed in 19.'57 we may go on to a full-sized show in HK58. Of all the things Hope used to bo famous for, and since has let drop, the district Fair is the most lamentable. It paid its way nobly from year lo year—until the 1!)2!) panic was far advanced and both farmers and town business men had to cut down on their community activity in order to save themselves. We have had better times these last few years—and it. is up to the townspeople of Hope now to support every legitimate activity that keeps Mope before (he eyes of its trade territory and helps bring people to town. Just as the Chamber of Commerce sponsored the old district Fair, so the chamber i.s behind this one—-and let us make it a rallying point for the old-time community spirit that Hope once was famous for. The fall sivison is the natural lime for a harvest festival such as a Fair really is. It i.s the climax of the farm sea.v.ui •- and the population of Hope's far-flung trade territory rightly looks to us to put on a community show about this time every year. We haven't done so. Let's try to remedy matters. I J ut this show over now and next year we'll revive the week- lonn .Southwest Arkansas district event. 48 White Youths to Be Enrolled Call for CCC Recruits Issued by the Welfare Office Here Star .1 V> , *r WEATHER. Arkansas — Fair Wed nexduy nir/hl and Thursday. jious Census of Hope to Begin on Thursday Night Every White Home in City to Be Checked by Church Workers 250 ARE ENLISTED Rally of All Churches to Be Held at First Baptist Thursday Plans will be complete.! Thursday night at a meeting beginning at 7:45 nt First Baptist church for a complete religious census of the city. Every while home in the city will be visited by pnir-s of workers from the churches co-operating in the effort. No such census has- been made in Hope for several years past, and since the lost one was conducted several changes have occurred In the pastorates of the city churches. New Ministers Among the ministers who have come to serve Hope churches since the last religious census of the city was taken Mrs. Sally M. Brncning. county director of selection, announces a call for '18 while youths lo be enrolled in Arkansas CCC ramps. 28 lo be enrolled in Camp Dutch Creek near Walrlron, and 2(1 to be enrolled in Camp Alton. nre the Rev. Holis Purtle, of Garrctt | near Mope. Memorial Baptist church; the Rev. | Any unemployed, young man of good Bert Webb, of Hope Gospel Tabernacle; | character is eligible for selection. Ap- the Rev. V. A. Hammond, of First Christian church, nnd the Rev, W. R., Hamilton 'of tlio' First Baptist Church, oil of whom are interested co-operators in the present census effort. Two hundred fifty religious loaders nnd workers of Hope churches will assemble at First Baptist church Thursday night for final instruction for making the teams of two workers each who will make the visitation in the white homes of the city Sunday afternoon. Because of an important congrega- plications arc now being received at the Hcir.pslciul County Public Welfare oi'tice. '• Those young men who are selected must report at the camps on Thursday, October 28th. It is necessary that applicants he accompanied by both parents in order that necessary papers be signed. VOLUME 89—NUMBER 0 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1937 PRICE 6c COPY FAIR PENS THURSDAY Happiness, Object of Man's Search Through Centuries First Man Crawled Into Cave to Get Out of the Rain DREAM OF UTOPIA Pankeys Return Home From Annual Fox Hunt tional meeting in their on Thursday night, the workers and leaders of Garrett Memorial Baptist church will not join in the meeting at First Baptist church, but will meet at 8:45 in their own church, where they will he instructed by a speaker sent from the general meeting. 'Detailed plans for the census have been worked out during the past few weck.s by a series ol meetmgs of the pastors and lay leaders of the co-operating churchs. with Mrs. A. C. Kolb, of First Baptist church, acting as census director. To Serve Luncheon In .several of the churches it i.s planned to serve the team members and j committees having charge of the census with a light luncheon at the churches immediately following (lie morning worship period, thus them to start Ihe systematic covering j of the city by 12:31) p. in. The i.-iti/en.s of the city are urged lo a.-.sisl the volunteer workers in every way possible and thus make the task faced an easier one. With more than two hundred workers making the home visitations it i.s predicted by the census director that the task will be practically completed within a two-hour period ; beginning at 12.-;il) Sunday afternoon Workers will return to their own churches with the information cards, where they will be checked by committees, and where necessary reassign - inenls made for reaching lhn.se who could not he interviewed on Ihe first visit. The pa.slors and census commit tecs will meet early Monday to canvass tli;; returns and divide the cards according to the church preferences shown. The census is a co-operativo effort sponsored by UK: co-operating churches and the expense of the census is being -shared aci'onhng to Ihe strength ot the co-operatiny churches '1 he churches of Hope have a growing spirit of co-operalion, tin.' latest evidence of which is this religious census planned for next Sunday afternoon. Floodway Suit Is Lost in U. S, Court Government Not Liable in Boeuf Case, Is St. Louis Decision ST. LOUIS. -• i.-l'i Federal Judge Charles B. Davis ruled Wednesday in a test suit that may affect claims totaling 130 million dollars that the government is not liable for compensation to landowners in the abandoned Boeuf floodway of the Mississippi river in Arkansas and Louisiana. The test case was that of Julia Caroline Sponenburger, owner of 40 acres. in the floodway in Desha county, Arkansas. Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Pankry of Km met church I have returned home from the annual Texas Fox and Wolf Hunters associa- lion hunt in Crockett, Texas. Mr. Pankey entered two fox hounds thai placed second and third among approximately 1,000 dogs. Approximately 3,000 persons attended the meeting and participated in the annual hunt staged near Crockett, '1 c'xas, Mr. Panker said. Willis Thornton Begins Story of the Amazing Hope of Humanity By WILLIS THORNTON NKA Service Stuff Correspondent The pursuit of happiness, thai |x?- i-eiuii.-d chase which got the official benediction of Ihe Declaration of Independence Ifil years ago. has .speeded up considerably. If all the salt flung til the tail of the elusive bluebird during the past few years were l.iled in a heap, it would make Fort Feck Dam look like a golf lee. 'Kver since the first rave-imn found ll.iil when it rains you don't get as wot inside a cave as you do outside, people have always, been pathetically anxious to find ways to become happy. And from Pluto lo Pitkin. a thousand sages have given long-suffering humanity the benefit of their observations on how to get happy and slay that way. Today man—and that includes woman—has radios, rearvision mirrors, and zippers, color movies, pull-matches, and automatic stokers. But i.s he happy'.' Not so you could notice it! In fact he seems less happy than ever, and it is this divine discontent that launched a thousand books and sent streams of people into the waiting rooms of the psycho-analysts. For today many a man whose father would have turned in his trouble to a trusted family physician, to a beloved priest or pastor, now hotfoots it to the nearest psycho-analyst when he gct.s a little low in his mind or feels a sudden yen to shuck off his clothes at a formal reception. This change goes back some 40 years. It was then that the pursuit of happiness was complicated by the discovery that a lot of things go on inside everybody's head that nobody had even suspected up to that time. This Columbus of the consciousness was one Sigmund Freud, a Vienna nerve specialist who had studied with Charcot, the French neurologist, linked C'|> Memories Charcot had had a great deal of Bulletins COLUMKfA, S. C.—(/P) —Ciipt. Wllllmn Elliott Goitaznlcs, 71, editor nml publisher of (lie State, Columbia's morning newspaper, mid former United States diplomat, died Wednesday. C/YMDEN, Ark.—M')—Sheriff A. W. Kills said Wednesday tluit lie had nrrcstcd and spirited nut of (he county a 1(!-ycnr-olcl negro hoy who he Mild confessed nn attempted assault upon a 13-year-old white girl in nearby Fall-view. "House-Cleaning" Due State Party Prather Outlines Plans for Miller Rally at Vimy Ridge VIMY RIDGE, Ark.-(/Pi—Robert Prather, Democratic Slate Committee member, said Wednesday he would urge a "general house-cleaning" with reference to party affairs Friday when he entertains party members and supporters of Representative John E. Miller, elected U. S. senator last Monday. Prather led the opposition to the state committee's nomination of Governor Bailey without a primary, and wrote the resolutions calling the convention of Democrats which nominated Miller. "We will have lots to talk over at Vimy Ridge on October 22," Prather said. "We are going to be prepared to feed 100,000 and we are not only going to let the big shots talk, but we are going to let all the prattling Prattlers say a word." (Continued on Pape Six) School of Missions to End Thursday Night The Presbyterian School of Missions, which opened here Monday, will continue through Thursday night. The Wednesday night meeting will begin at 7:15 o'clock. Thursday night Ihe session starts at 6:30 o'clock. Supper will he served at the church. 'The school for mission .study is open for the entire membership of Ihe church. Ihe Rev. Thomas Brewstcr said. All members of the church arc urged to attend. Stocks Recover in New Buying Wave for Gain of $144 Recovery Movement of Late Tuesday Continues on Wednesday ROOSEVELT SPEAKS Asserts Government Must Eliminate Business Booms, Crashes NEW YORK.—(XI 3 )—A broad buying movement swept the stock market Wednesday as traders followed through Tuesday's late-hour whirlwind rally after a spectacular decline. Many stocks were from one to four dollars higher Wednesday, President Speaks WASHINGTON. - (/Pi - President Roosevelt said Wednesday that the government must improve and co-ordinate credit and other machinery to "achieve and maintain an enduring prosperity, free from the disastrous extremes ot booms and depressions." The president, speaking nt ceremonies dedicating the new federal reserve building, made no direct reference to the recent tumbling stock market. Graphic Story of War-Torn Chapei Juries Mills.of 'AP' Walks Through Chinese City of the Dead Londoners go to the "gentlemen's hairdressers." There's no such thing as a barber shop. By JAMES A. MILLS Associated Press Correspondent SHANGHAI. China —(/Pi —Chapei was mercilessly bombed for 15 hours Wednesday while 1 made a survey of this historic Chinese residential sec- lion on the northern edge of the international settlement. This is the 69th successive bombing Chapei has endured without yielding lo the might of Japan's war machine. I found the Chinese forces strongly entrenched and in high spirits. Whole square miles of wrecked homes, looted shops, and shattered factories, interspersed with debris- strewn alleyways, told a grim story of the frightful ordeal which Chapei's million inhabitants have endured. Aside from the hosts of soldiers living below etirth like moles, the only sign of live is starving animals roaming through the streets and whining fur food and water. I saw many animal wounded by shrapnel. Europe Nearer War LONDAN, Eng.—(>f)—A faint possibility of a four-power agreement— without Russia—appeared Wednesday as a basis for the forlorn British- French hope of getting foreign warriors out of Spain. Barring such a development, complete collapse of the enfeebled neutrality system designe dto keep the Spanish war from embroiling the rest of Europe seemed only a matter of hours. Italy unexpectedly recommended to ilie non-intervention committee Wednesday that an independent commission he .sent to Spain to effect withdrawal of foreign troops from both .sides of Ihe Spanish \var--as soon as possible. In Berlin. Germany, a new traffic i':hl is bring Iriod out. A unique lehture of Ih" device is a rotating hand uhich i.s .'-yni'hi'oni/.ed with the lights i .-o that a driver is at all times in| formed as to when Ihe color of the light will change. O 1. In June. 1936, Max Schmeling won a fight from Joe Louis by: ;> knockout in the sixth round; n decision in the tenth round: a loci.meal knockout in the twelfth lound; a knockout in the fourth round. 2. Philatelists will find this easy. What was the price of a three- cent stamp in 1870'.' o. "Elegy Written in Country Shakespeare. Milton. Pope. Gray, C hurchvard" was written by: Uiydcn. 4. It a clofk ran tor 12 minuU 1 .--. then slopped two minutes, then urn fur 12 minutes and Mopped two niiMi'U'S. and cnutiiHU'd lo run nit in thai jerky fashion, how long uould it t.iyo lor the minute hand tu make a complete revolution-.' 6. Which u[ these states is famous for its old redwood trees: Maine, Tennessee, California, Kentucky? Air.vvi'i . in. (.'Inspirit 1 :! l*n<U' Venetian Glass-Blower to Be Feature of Hope's New Fair Visitors at the Merchants and Farmers Fair will see an interesting art demonstrated by R. A. Melville, master Venetian glass-blower. Brief talks ou the origin of glass-blowing nnd the great part glass has played in the development of civilization will accompany his demonstration. Opening Day Program Thursday at Merchants £p Farmers Fair Following/is Thursday's opening. ; day .program':*.„.:. •Airplane stunts and aerial parade of aircraft over Fair grounds. Address by Mayor Graves, welcoming all visitors. Welcome address and review of Fair program by Capt. Harris. Hog calling contest open to all Jadies. Hog calling contest open to all men. Husband calling contest open to all ladies. Wife calling contest open to all men. Events on race track. Farm wagon race open to all. Automobile race, stock model cars only. Auto stunt show with stock model cars by Speedy Travathan, original Red Devil driver. Professional circus acts on midway. Band concert. Circus performance (professional). Amateur broadcast from the stage. West Brothers Rides, day and night on midway. Persons desiring information in regard to entering contests or other events on the fair program may obtain this information from the Chamber of Commerce ol'fice in the exhibit building at Fair Park. No Damage Results From First Frost Low Temperature Wednesday Morning Recorded at 43 Degrees Practically no damage to tender plants resulted from the first frost of the year which occurred the night of October 14. George W. Ware, assistant in charge of the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station, said Wednesday after completing a survey of experiment station plants. Wednesday morning's low temperature was 43 degrees. The lowest this fall was recorded on October 14, when mercury fell to 33',i degrees. Rainfall this month has totaled nearly four inches, most of it being recorded October 17 and 18. Legion, Auxiliary Session Thursday Department Officers Will Install Local 1988 Executives Leslie Huddleston Post No. 12 of the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary will hold a joint meeting at Hope High School Thursday night at 7:30 o'clock, according to an announcement by V. A. Hammond, post commander, and B. C. Hollis. adjutant. Department and district officers of both the Legion and the Legion Auxiliary will speak, and will install new local officials for 1938. There will be a 35-cent supper for those who attend. Sunday in London virtually starts at 1 p. m. Saturday. Most of the stores and offices close then and the city 1'il.tv. MI a funeral air. A. M'lver Found Dead Wednesday Guernsey Land Owner Is Found Dead in His Bed Arch Mclver. 70, well-known Guernsey man and large land owner, was found dead in bed Wednesday morning at his home near the Guernsey cross roads, west of Hope on old highway 67. Coroner J. H Weaver who investigated, said death was due to heart disease. Mr. Mclvor lived alone. He never married. Funeral services, although not definitely announced, will probably !)e held Thursday afternoon. The body is being held at Hope Furniture company undertaking parlors. I Warburg, Banker, Dies at Age of 66 President of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., and a Noted Philanthropist NEW YOKK-tfv.-Felix M. Warburg, titi, member of a powerful banking family, and noted philanthropist, died Wednesday. He was president of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. Member of a family famous in in- [ernational banking. Felix M. Warburg amassed a fortune and then devoted a hii-jje .-hare of his time to social service, both in the United States and abroad. Holler education for the \oulh of America, help for distressed co-religionists caught in the crushing pinchers of post-war Europe, and the forward- ins of Palestine as a home land for Jews, formed his chief philanthropic interests. He helped cause an international (Continued on Page SIN) Entertainment to Be Important Part of Local Program ">' , Riding Devices, Exhibits, Booths, in Place on Grounds A THREE-DAY SHOW Merchants & Farmers Fair to Run Thursday, Fri- ~ day, Saturday The Southwest Arkansas Merchants & Fairmers Fair sponsored by Hope Chamber of Commerce and supported- • by merchants of Hope, will open'at Fair park at 7 a. m. Thursday for three big days and nights. . There are many attractions, including various exhibits of farm products; poultry and livestock, besides much entertainment to be provided visitors by West Brothers with nine riding devices and side shows. There are many other events, motorcycle riding, automobile racing, airplane stunts, professional circus performers doing free stunts, amateur contests and various other attractions. Parade of Floats Friday. - 1 A parade of decorated floats will be held Friday. The parade will 'be throug the downtown section of Hope and then to the fair grounds where they will be judged as to beauty and. originality and prizes awarded. Fair ground Wednesday was the scene of much activity as workmen rushed to completion final plans for the grand opening Thursday morning.. The opening day program is published .in a :two-column ty>j:..oSvthis P£ge- One of the latest attraction to be added to the show by Captain Happy " Harris, Fair manager, is R. 'A. Melville^"' a famous glass-blower. He is a member of a famous Venetian family of glass craftsmen. Melville • explains the origin of the art, and the part glass has played in industry while he creates artistic glass innovations before your eyes. Melville was formerly connected with the Metro-G-oldwyn-Mayer studios in Hollywood. He has traveled all over the world. To the frequent query of what he does in the movies, Melville, in an interview, revealed that his art is a practical adjunct to film- land. • , For instance, he made from glass .the hair used by the court attaches, in "Queen Christina," and only recently he made from glass a miniature sunken city to be used in a forthcoming production. Story of Glass Melville is an American of English decent. He says there are 19,000 pattern makers in seven European countries, but only five in this country. These artists are zealous of their craft, marry within their clans, pass their secrets down from generation to generation, and otherwise guard against their art. Melville will make any thing you desire p.nd sells his creations for nominal sums. He will be at the fair grounds all three days. Two motorcycles races will thrill visitors Thursday afternoon. The first race begins at 2 p. m. and the second at 4 o'clock. Professional riders will do the racing. Winner in the first race will be given a leaiher jacket by J. C. Penney company. Second price will be two gallons of Gulfpride motor oil by Archer Motor company. In the second race, the first prize will be a pair of dress boots to be donated by J. C. Penney company. Second prize will be two gallons of Palubco motor oil to be donated by Automotive Supply company. Besides the two races, there will be one hour of stunt riding by professional motorcycle performers. Captain Happy Harris, fair man-, iiger, announced that farm exhibits would be received up until midnight Wednesday. Attendants are on the fair ground to receive and list all exhibits, livestock, poultry dogs and other animals to be on exhibition during the fair. Persons desiring information about various contests and rules of the fair may obtain this information from the Chamber of Commerce office in the main exhibit building at Fair park. Treasurer Is Held for Big Shortage Keesee, of Independence County, Accused of $11,000 Shortage EATESVILLE, Ark.—i.-Pi-E. R. Keer sec, about 60, former Independence county treasurer, was arrested Wed-> nesday by Sheriff Lloyd Allen on four indictments returned Tuesday charg-. ing him with failure to pay the county $11,000 of public funds during his 1!).".,;-T6 irrm r,f office.

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