Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 21, 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 Animal Story Hope Star WEATHER. Arkansas — Cloudy, cooler in north and central portions Thursday niyht; Friday partly cloudy and cooler. W ILLIAM FEATHER, writing in the October issue of the Imperial Typo Metal magazine, tells this animal story. Mr. Feather speaking— We stopped overnight at a farm house, on a motoring trip, and rose early to watch the rising sun and nature starting a busy day. ' Out in the barnyard, a he-raccoon had been coming over a fence and milking (he cow. the farmer told us. Anyway, this morning, a porridge saucer of thick cream had been left for him. From within a shed we watched the coon sample the cream. Several times he stopped lapping, went to the fence and evidently was urging his wife, on the far side, to join him. But she only backed away, obviously afraid. Finally the he-raccoon finished the cream, except for a thick margin-coating. He took the dish between 1m teeth, curried it to the fence, and tried to shove it through a gap in the boards that his male might enjoy svhat was left. The opening was too narrow. After numerous trials he put the saucer on the ground, and for several minutes contemplated it and the opening. Ma watched him, and somehow we had the feeling that she was confident he would solve the problem. He did, too, presently. He picked up the dish and turned it sidewise, so that it passed through, the enjoyed the remnants. It seemed a surprising demonstration of animal intelligence. There was more than instinct Involved, as in the case of the chimpanzee in a New York 7.00 that loosened its iron trapeze and used Religious Census Plans Mapped for Canvass Sunday Every White Home in City to Be Checked by Church Workers COOPERATION URGED Name and Address Will Asked of Individuals by Committees Plans continue to go forward for the religious census of the city of Hope next Sunday afternoon. More workers were enlisted Wednesday night at the mid-week services of the participating churches. All workers will meet Thursday night at the First Baptist church auditorium at 7:45 except tho members of the Garret Memorial Baptist church who will meet in their auditorium at 8:45 for final instruction concerning the work and assignment of territory. All the city has been mapped and charted for the census workers by a committee consisting of A. C. Erwin, Mrs. A. C. Kolb and Miss Jean Lassi tor. Information concerning every white resident of the city will be taken for tabulation and use by the churches according to the membership or the preference of the individuals. The information to be secured Sunday afternoon will include such matters us: name, address, age, church membership, Christian profession, and Sunday school (attendance. Asks For Cooperation Tho of .the .urge the people of Hope to co-operate by seeing to it that at least one member of the family who can give the information remain at home until the census takers have visited them on Sunday afternoon. The plan upon which they arc working should enable all workers to have completed their calls by 2:30 or .'i o'clock. Homes in which no one is found on Sunday will have to be revisited early next week in order that u complete tabulation may be bad. The churches are giving theis matter their earnest attention, their mem hers rendering the service for which this effort calls, because they Ivave a fvwc ..f the importance for the individuals and for the community of the s|rintu.il values which they are set to proclaim. They seek to present the claims of Christ upon men and women with a conviction that it is by these claims that happiness is to be attained and civilization is to be maintained. it as a crowbar to bond the cage bars apart in an attempt to escape. Indians say that wild ducks have mentality to the point of a language; that if you shoot the leader they will descend into a marsh and, after much quacking, elect n new leader and resume their flight. It's interesting, if true. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 7 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21,1937 PRICE 6c COPY OPENED His Nomination by State Committee Mistake-Bailey People Definitely Opposed to Tradition, Governor Finds Out HAS NO BITTERNESS Pledges Co-operation to Miller—Another Seeks Miller's Seat Secretary Goes on Trial for Murder Prt-tty Margaret Drennan fells of Shooting Paul Uee\a>s NEW RliL'NSWICK, N. J.~ul>!-- Willi her voice breaking at times and her eyes filling with tears, pretty Margaret Dmimm told a jury trying her for murder Thursday that she loQk a revolver with her on a rende/.vnus with Paul Heeves to prevent a repetition of an earlier attack upon her. As Reeves' widow watched intently from a spectator's seat directly in front of the witness stand, the 20-year- old secielanal school .student declared that Reeves, a father of two children, a.i.iiiulled her. first in his car the night i>! August 7. She learned that same night for the first time, .she said, that he was married and wa.s a father. A month later, she testified, she agreed to meet Heeves at his bungalow when his wife was away to tell him she believed she wa.s pregnant. She testified that when she arrived the lights went out, Heeves called her, .she said. She Ihen said that Keeves wa.s nude. "It was awful," she biiid. Store Manager Kills Himself in Des Arc DES AHC. Ark.—i,n-J. C. Summers, .'i. r >. store manager, shot himself to death while driving his automobile through town Wednesday night. Coroner T. C Hallows returned a verdict of suicide. S. Walnut Street Project Started Street to Be Graveled From Ninth to High School Building The Walnut street WPA project, which calls for grading, groveling and drainage from Ninth street to the high schoa- build'.ig .is np-v:/ under con- 'structiori, Walter Locke, city engineer, told the city council at its meeting Tuesday night. . The original WPA project called for construction from Third street to the high school building. It was uncer- bc eliminated sinca work started from tain whether port of the project is to Ninth street to the school building. The city is furnishing sewerage pipes and gravel, the WPA bearing labor expense and hauling casts. At the council meeting, it was brought out that the Board of Public Affairs had let the contract for lifting and constructing a new roof for the water and light plant building. Low bidder was J. M. O'Neal, the contract being let to him for 512,100. Work started this week and is expected to be completed within 60 days. Routine reports concluded the meeting of the council. Crop Financing Is a New U. S. Worry Treasury Fearful It Will Make Unbalanced Budget Worse WASHINGTON -(/T'/- Adrninistra- lio nofficials showed signs of worry Thursday over the financing of tho proposed new farm program without upsetting President Roosevelt's forecast of a balanced bvidget in the next year. Secretary Morgcnthau said the budget bureau was making a study to determine whether corn loans could be financed without disrupting the president's latest budget estimates. LITTLE ROCK — (/P) — Governor Bailey said in a formal statement Thursday that he attributed his defeat in Monday's special election to his nomination by the State Democratic Committee. He held out the olive-branch to his opponents in the contest, and addressed to Senator-Elect John E. Miller a pledge of co-operation "in any effort he may make to serve the best interests of our stale." "My defeat, I am moved to believe, is attributable not so much to errors as to the people's opposition to that long- established custom and established practice under which I was nominated," said the governor. "Some of our most illustrjous Arkansans were thus nominated. "1 hold neither bitterness, hatred nor malice toward anyone." Seeks Miller's Scat WALNUT RIDGE, Ark.— <0>t— Roy Richardson, lawyer, former state senator and prosecuting attorney, announced Thursday his candidacy for the Second District Congressional seat. The office is to be vacated by* November 15 by Representative John E. Miller who was elected t<> the United States senate seat in Monday's special general election. There are 1,024^,000 Johnsons in the United States, according to census estimates. Training Courses at Baptist Church Five-Day Session Will Be Held' at the Church Next Week The officers and teachers of the First Baptist Sunday School completed plans Wednesday night for a five-night training course for all Sunday school and church workers. They announce that seven out-of- town faculty members have been secured to teach that number of classes. These classes will meet in the Educational building of the church each night next week, Monday through Friday, from 7 to 8:55. One hundred and fifty Sunday school and church officers and teachers, prospective officers and teachers, and church members are expected to attend each night of the training school. Officers or workers from other churches of th ecity are invited to enroll fo rthe whole week or attend individual sessions of the school. There will be no tuition charge for anyone. A nursery will be in charge of qualified attendants each night for children of pre-school age. A supervised study hall will be provided for school children in order that they may come with their parents and study their lessons as the ywould if they had remained at home. These children will be dismissed fro mthe study hall to attend a feature and inspirational period each night of the school. Bulletins PROVIDENCE, R. I.—W) —Police of Rhode Island Thursday sought two men who apparently attempted (o kidnap the year lutd n half old son of Secretary of State Louis Cappelll, mid then escaped In n green sednn after falling to find the boy. The men drove Into the back yard of the Cappelll home, asked the nursc-irmid where the boy was, and then drove awny after searching the baby's car- rli'ge. The boy, John, bad been taken in another carriage for a stroll before the men came. Texan' Cracks Up at Blackwell, Mo; Missouri Pacific Express Hits Depot and Injures Two BLACKWELL, Mo.—(/P)—Sam McKinstry, 55, station agent, and a mail clerk whose name was not immediately learned, were seriously injured and about 200 passengers were shaken up when the crack Missouri Pacific passenger train The Texan was wrecked here shortly before 10 a. m. Thursday. Six coaches left the track and crushed the small frame station building. Gijon on Fire, and Surrender Looms Nothing Can Stop Rebels' Planes, Say Government Refugees " ' BIARRIT, France.—W)—A group of Spanish government fliers who fled from Gijon Wednesday, said the city was in flames and further defense against General Franco's army appeared impossible. Anarchy was spreading, they said, with Basques and Asturians fgibting each other in the streets. Food supplies were nearly exhausted, and only a few militiamen still were ready to hold out against the insurgents. The government fliers, who said they were the last of Gijon's air force, sought refuge in France with their six planes. "There arc no more planes in Gijon," one officer said. "Against Franco's aviation no defense is possible. Bombs rain on the air field. There is no more ammunition for the anti-aircraft guns." Courting Contentment, Man Is Too Often Seeking Miracles I Coue Greeted by Great Crowds on His Tour of U. S. Power of Auto-Suggestion Preached by Little Frenchman HE DIES FORGOTTEN Prophets of Happiness Find People Expect Far Too Much Cabbage worms become butterflies; tomato worms become moths. The tongues of some moths and butterflies are as lung us their bodies. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. - - l/I'i - December' cotton opened Thursday at 8.42 and closed at 8.39. Spot cotton closed steady unchanged. MiiUliiiH KM. Second Day Program Friday at Merchants &* Farmers Fair Following is Friday's day program: Parade of decorated floats over the city streets, ending at fair ground on race track, where floats will be judged as to beauty and originality and prizes awarded. Ail-plane show over Fair ground. West Bros. Amusement Company open to visitors. Comedy Mule Race, open to all. Horse Race—Running horses only, open to all entries. Free For All Horse Race, bare back riders. Auto Races, stock cars. Exhibition of trick auto driving and death defying auto stunts, Happy Harris. Band concert. Showing of draft horses, open to all. Work Mules, open to all. Showing of Saddle Horses and Ring Stock, lady riders, on track. Showing of Saddle Horses and Ring Stock, open to all, on track. Sportsman contest, showing of Bird Dogs, open to all. Boys Dog Show, free for all. cMir conN'sl on open air slaw, five for all. Annual P.T.A. Meet in Hope Saturday Mrs. Fred Gantt of Foreman to Be Principal Speaker The P. T. A. School of Instruction will he held in the Hope High School library Saturday. This is an annual meeting of all P. T. A. units, sponsored by the Hope P. T. A. city council. All members arc urged to attend, The program: Registration—9:30 to 10 a. m. Devotional—Mrs. V. A. Hammond. Business session. Skit—With and without a P. T A. by Marion Smith, E. P. Young, Jr.. and Francis Yociun. Question bo.x. What your P. T. A. Should Mean-, Mrs. Fred Gantt of Foreman, director of district 13. Luncheon in high school cafeteria. The afternoon program will begin at 1 o'clock with a reading, What the World Needs, by Patrica Thomas. Forum—School of Today am! Our P. T. A. by Miss Beryl Henry, .superintendent of Hope public schools. This is the second of five stories on (he diverse roads down which millions arc drawn in today's frantic pursuit of happiness. By WILLIS THORNTON NEA. .Service Staff Correspondent Grandpa sneaked off to a phrenologist when he wanted to know whether he wouldn't clo well to get out of the hay and feed business and try something that suited him better. But phrenology gradually lost its popularity, and for modern times other and more scientific means' of seeking happiness largely took its place. Even these have come and gone in wave after wave of popularity and abandonment. Who remembers Coue today? Few •indeed, and yet .the kindly face of the little Nancy druggist and his refrain, "Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better," swept the country in 1923. The world was nungry then for someone who could give it peace, and a sense of power over mental and physical suffering. There had been so much of that in the preceding years. There came word of this little gray Frenchman who healed his neighbors and customers, and brought them mastery over their ills of body and mind, brought them happiness and peace. To England first went Coue to lecture and expound his method. There with the aid of the American-born Lady Beatty, he established a reputation and a clinic. Soon an American tour was announced. Preceded by a tremendous public fanfare, Coue arrived, modest, claiming nothing but to be able to help his patients to help themselves by auto-suggestion. But the public wanted miracles. The lame, the hysterical, the stuttering, the crippled flocked to his meetings, and heard the quiet, confident voice saying "ce passe, cc passe." ("It is passing, it is passing!") Tho public wa.s divided, many were skeptical, but for months nothing was heard but the "better and better" philosophy. That many were helped is beyond question. Mary Garden testified to the benefits of the Coue system, and many of the distraught and unhappy people who went to Coue for help, actually found themselves "getting better and better" as a result. Com- Dies Forgotten But there was a reaction, led by those who had expected miracles, and by orthodox psychologists. Coueism was dropped almost sharply as it had bee ntaken up. By the time the gentle little man (Continued on Page Three) ! Attendance Held Down Because 61 Threatening Rain Merchants & Farmers Fair Will Continue for Three Days ARAoFoN FRIDAY Various Events Promise Thrills and Entertainment for Visitors , Overcast skies which, threatened (0 loosen rain, held down attendance Thursday at the opening of the Southwest Arkansas Merchants & Farmers Fair, a community project sponsored t by Hope Chamber of Commerce and supported by merchants of this city. The fair will continue for three days and nights. Captain Happy Harris, fair manager,, said that visitors started arriving at ' daylight Thursday and were coming in greater numbers at noon. The exhibit hall at the fair grounds is filled with farm products and displays of articles. Much livestock had been moved on the grounds at ttoon. The fair management will continue to receive livestock until noon Friday. The exhibition of poultry grew larger than expectations, forcing carpenters to build additional coops. Welcome Address Mayor Albert Graves was scheduled to deliver the welcome address" to visitors early Thursday afternoon, and' was to be followed by an address.by ' Captain Harris, fair manager, who, was to review the fair program and ex-i' plain various contests that are,to be 'jr. John B. Watson Dr. Sigmund Freud Kroger Opening in a New Store Here Formal Opening at 215 South Main Street on This Friday Kroger Grocery & Baking Co., which has dropped the Piggly Wiggly franchise and is operating under its own name, will hold a formal opening of its new Hope store Friday at 215 South Main street, one door south of its old location. The Kroger company has spent 55,800 in new fixtures, not counting the extension and remodeling of the old Merritt store location by the building owner when Kroger negotiated its lease. The building was enlarged by 120 square feet. Kroger has installed a new 28-foot meat counter, and has increased its stock of goods by $1.00. There will be gifts to customers at the store opening Friday and Saturday, (Continued on Page Three) Italy to Withdraw Fighters in Spain Agrees to Preliminary Steps for Non-Intervention in War LONDON — (#V— Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, Thursday thanked Italy for making at the "eleventh hour" her new and "very welcome" contribution to Europe's program of non-intervention in Spain. Italy has agreed to preliminary steps for withdrawal of her foreign fighters in the insurgent armies. Stronghold Saplurcd 1RUN, Spain— (/P)— Insurgent military headquarters announced Thursday that Cijun, the Republican government's last important stronghold in the Spanish northwest, had surrender ed to General Franco's offensive. It is permissible to send alligators through the mail if they do not exceed 20 inches in length. The M. N. Whitten.wildwest rodeo, featuring Montana and Idaho bucking, horses and Brama steers, arrived and will, give performances inside the baseball park twice daily during the three days of the fair. " Performances are to be given each afternoon and night. Roping bulldogging, trick and fancy riding and many other stunts are planned. The rodeo will feature Flying Cloud, Jr., son of the late Yakai Indian chief. Other riders and ropers as Shorty Norwood ;of Ashfork, Ariz., Cy Johnson of Idabel, Okla., Rabbit Lindsey of Hugo, Okla., and Red Henry of Wichita Falls, Texas. Arena announcers are Melvin Hudson of Clarksville, Texas and M. N. Whitten, manager of the rodeo. Airplanes Arrive Five airplanes for the aerial show to be staged Sunday, arrived during the morning, but due to threatening rain were ordered to hangars in Texarkana where they will await until called to return, possibly Friday. Events on the race track were scheduled Thursday afternoon, in addition to various contests and free aerial acts featuring Harry Froboes, doing death-defying stunts on the top of an 85-foot pole. All of his stunts are performed without a net He will give two performances daily. Mrs. Clyde Monts, in charge of Troop No. 1 of Hope Girl Scouts, announced Thursday that the troop would take care of babies and children up to three years old all day Saturday and up to 10 p. m. that night —as a free service to the community mothers and fathers. Mrs. Monts urged parents to bring their children to the Boy Scout cabin on the fair grounds, and the girl scouts will take charge of them. Parcels will be checked at the Scout cabin for one nickel. You may guard (Continued on Page Three) 1. In u ward at an army hospnal a pretty nurse walked down the center aisle and gently kissed tliu 27 soldiers to her right. She tin it walked back. kissing all the soldiers to her left. How many soldiers were kissed? 2. In a note to his employer an ignorant gardener wrote he h.nl "sewed" u flower bed. The employer read therein what the \iriih would be. What was it'.' 3. You've often heard of ihc "nape" of tho neck Does u rhjnie with tap or tape? •J. A doe is a female: deer, antelope, rabbit, ban 5. Ail auto cost $250 more tlum 3 M of the purchase price. What did it cost. on Classified PHJU- JIL CHAPTER i "Silly of me not to have cabled," Jill Went- wortli decided. JJie was one of a gay crowd that had surged down the gangplank. ont;> the docks, and out into the sunshine—a crossing from Europe just behind. During the year of study and travel she had not felt even one little twinge- of nostalgia, she thought. And now. here on home soil, she was definitely, terribly homesick. In all the big crowd nulling about her—kissing, patting, shaking hands or rapturously hugging—there was not one u't. leuine for her. In the jumble of travel impedimenta, Jill i-aw her own smart lugyage rubbing noses with several shabby bags, which bore, nevertheless, as many foreign sumps as her own. Not far away li.e owner of these was arguing with a porter. The young man appeared much concerned about one vei> large and battered case. There wa.s u belligerent squaring of Ins shoulders. And then Jill gasped. The young man turned. H couldn't be ... Bui it was, the same young artist who had persisted in cropping up in her pathway over all Europe. But how had he reached the United States al tin- 1 very liniment of hci own arrival? Ho couldn't have come over on the same ship. If he had, she couldn't have missed him. The young artist was standing beside her with his hat off, the wind ruffling his wavy, light brown hair. "I'm sorry, but isn't this your bag, also?" he queried. "Yes—but how?" The young man smiled a little "I didn't have a very discriminating red cap. He should have realized that a smart suitcase didn't match tlic rest of my luggage. I assure you that I don't as a rule, go about grabbing off other people's things." The smile revealed even white teeth and brought a humorous light to his eyes. He was much nicer in this mood, Jill decided. Every time she had seen him in Europe, he had seemed in a perfect frenzy. She had decided that he had painted all Europe. It had been ridiculous—running into hiiv. in three widely separated places. And she had never forgiven him for not really seeing her any of those times. If he didn't remember, that was worse than being rude. He should be punished. Jill proceeded to punish. "It's quite all right," she said. "I can uinU'i"'t:nul linxv (he ini,* laltc mviirivil, uilli BY MARY RAYMOND Copyright, 1937, NEA Service, Inc, our luggage so stuck-up with stamps. I got my stickers at a funny little shop where they sell them wholesale to people who want to spend all their time in Paris, yet who also want to dazzle the folks at home with the aura of several continents! Quaint idea, bootlegging travel stamps, don't you think?" # * * The artist was regarding her gravely. ''Your mother didn't send you to Sunday School, did she? You literally lapped up traveling. I saw you lapping it up, I even heard you purr like a satisfied kitten, 'I love this view.' when that old maid with you was all for going off without noticing." "How did you know Miss Benedict was an old maid?" Jill asked, smiling. "Eternally fussy," the young man answered. "Taxi, miss?" the driver spoke again, a patient but bored note in his voice. As Jill nodded, he began tumbling both her luggage and the young avtists's cases into the taxi. "Here, wait—" began the young man, pro-» testing. "There's plenty of room," Jill spoke quietly, "Well, thanks. I'll be dropping out soon." 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