Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 23, 1937 · Page 1
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f. ; . • 'f,-- Three Days of Community Entertainment-Southwest Arkansas Merchants & Farmers Pair, in Hope October 21-22-23, IT'S A Religious Census Scheduled in Hope Sunday Afternoon Lack of Sunday Attendance Leads to Juvenile Crime STUART HAMMOCK An cxpott^of the clever tchemes that ttcindle the American people out of Million* of dollatt ytatly* No. M. Unexpected Ri-Iunis Jnrecl Spnrks was the principal owner nnd general manager of a prosiiorous manufacturing plant. 'Hie business was growing steadily, and Sparks wa< always an the lookout for new outlets for his products. - ••<.•> One day he received n loiter enclosing a blank from to bo filled out. The letter stated that n new edition of "Scllwell's Business Directory" was in progress, nnd askfcd that Mr. Spnrks fill out, sign and mail the blank, giving such information about his business as would be of interest to buyers and purchasing agents. Pleased to have his name and products thus brought to the attention of prospective buyers, Sparks promptly complied with the request. A few weeks later, during his absence, a collector called and presented n bill to Mr. Smith, the treasurer, for $100 for n one-page advertisement in "Boswell's Buyers Guide." "Mr. Sparks is away," snid Smith, "and I don't know anything nbout this matter. 'Aren't you an officer of the company?" asked the collector. "Yes. but Mr. Sparks usually takes cure of the advertising." "Well," said the collector, "here is the contract Mr. Sparks signed for the advertisement, with the terms—"cash on presentation of proof." And here's the proof of the page in our new edition." "That's different," said Smith. "Since Mr. Kjxirks ordered it, I'll give you u check." "And will you just sign this voucher for our auditing department?" the collector requested. As the voucher simply stated that the company had paid $100 for a one- page advertisement, as per contract, the treasurer .signed it. The collector Hope MINISTERS' SERIES Rev. Bert Webb Writes Today's Article on Religious Census By KEY. BKKT WEBB The business of the church in any community is first to minister to the spiritual needs of that community. Thai is the primary purpose of the religious census to he taken in Hope Sunday afternoon when the workers from the churches in this city will call at the homes and secure the necessary information for the beginning of n more .intensive effort along this line. Today there are approximately 17.000,000 boys and girls in America who are not in Sunday school and at least several hundred of them live in and around Hope, In recent years there ! has been an appalling decrease in Sun- WEATHER. Arkanaas- Star VOLUME 39—NUMBER 9 Quite so cold,tifjhl to heavy frost Saturday night; Sunday fair, u'a.rmer, HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23,1937 PRICE 6c COPY .MM i/v-uu tin uppmim^ uuci case in oun- *•'"- it <-«^i"i-i .iif;iii.-u u. AMU couecioi day school attendance, 20 per cent in i departed with check and voucher, and the last four years. This means thnt between three nnd four million who were in Sunday school for years ago are not attending today. Increase hi Crime Is it not significant that with this fnllin goff there has come an increase in juvenile crime? J. Edgar Hoover, head of the "G" Men says that there are .so many being convicted of crime ,of the nges of 1G and 18 thnt the nv- >crage nge of nil convicts in penitentiaries is only 19. Now here is the thing that should stnrlle every thinking man and woman into action: Judges testify that of the youth convicted of crime, 97 per cent have had no religious training at all and only 3 per cent come from the ranks of the Sunday school. Religious Census Sunday The raligiousrcensus that shall be taken Sunday is not n drive for Sunday school alone but an earnest effort by the churches of Hope to interest men and women and boys and girls of our city in the church activities and the religious life of the community. None of us would rai.se our families in a city where there was no church, Hich a thing would be unthinkable. There is a great need for more active effort along this line and the census is the frist step in that direction. It is sincerely hoped that every citizen who is contacted will cheerfully give the information desired by the workers and further will put forth more effort in the future to interest . friends and neighbors in the church j and it's i-.i-MKi-iun to the 'religious life j )f an,, city ilvnild be a vital factor in I t's existence and should govern many )f it's policies and activities. Workeis from the churches of Hope nave consolidated their efforts for this survey and will be contacting you -•arly on Sunday afternoon, cooperate ,vith them ty the fullest extent. "Giggle Smoke" Is \ Obj'ectJLS.Probe :Narcotic Agents Driving: ; Against Mexican Weed, Marihuana ; 'SAN KRANCIXCO .-(/T) -Tin.' fnleral government has formally entered the 'iViir against America'N newest narcotic , Ticnace, the marihuana cignret. When the potent llarriscn narcotic i let was |Hissed in 1!IM, "giggle smokes ' ,vere known only to a handful of Mex• cans in the southwest and escaped in- :lusion. In the post-war ja/./. age they ittrueted attention of western peace of- r'icerfc as.;; frequent factor in juvenile .-rime, and by 1!|;)7 their danger was so videly recogm/cd that 41! of the 48 itates had outlawed them, Busily Concealed Now, under the form of an "excise : ax Jaw," congress had empowered Jnelc Sam's trained dope hunters to Jo into action against marihuana. ' "Marihuana is raised largely by Mex- cans in the midst of cornfields," says ,'ff, G. Walker, chief of the California • livisiun of narcotic enforcement. 'Five hundred pounds may be grown 'j n a patch 100 feet square and hidden j n 160 acres of corn, i "We have found it among the plants , : . if a man's backyard garden and a park ;, aborer even sowed it among his flow• 'j'beds. The ordinary birdseed you 1 )uy for a canary is marihuana sued. • o you sec it is easy to start a crop." ' Most Smokers Young j In late summer, the plum's narrow 1 eaves exude u powerful narcotic j usin. The branches then are hurvest- i :d, dried in the sun. crushed and roll•; .d into eigarels. These normally sell \ or 25 cents each. | A nationwide survey by Dr. Frank , {. Gomilu. New Orleans commissioner ; >f public safety, .'hows a large pro- ''ortion of Marihuana .smokers are : . loys and girls between 18 and 21. They I efer to the cigureU. us "muggles,'' and I o the effect as a 'giggle." One cig- rel of pure marihuana is usually ! ;oc.,l for a Ibree-huiir MHglt'.. Bobcats Outgain Ancient Foe by 26 First Downs to 4 But Scrappers Hold Locals Scoreless During First Quarter 6 TO 0 ATjTHE HALF Hope Machine Fails to Get Going Early in Bitter Cold By LEONARD ELLIS Before approximately 1,500 shiver- ins funs, the Hope HiRh School football team defeated Nashville, 25 to 0, to win its sixth game of the season at Haminons field here Friday night. The Bobcats, making 15 first downs to Nashville's one, muffed three scoring opportunities but finally capitalized on the fourth to lead at the half, 6 to 0. Total first downs were Hope 26, Nashville four. Scoring touchdowns for Hope were Vascot Bright, Bobcat quarterback, two; Edward Aslin one, and Noble Masters, one. Nashville, relying principally upon passes for its gains, never threatened to .score, advancing beyond the 50-yard line only once during the game. Stiinc at Fullback The Bobcat offense was led by . Bright, Masters and Freeman Stone, spoken as he hnd^ho made no com- the latter .ploying in the fullback role mertt. He paid'the bill Ind sign?d"thot.auring the first half iniplacc of the injured Joe Eason. Stone proved to be a powerhouse in. the backficld, gaining consistently when given an ^ -v- ' , W W T? K K K ft # & & # & Hope Beats Nashville 25-0 for 6th Win '> ——— ,. the matter wns forgotten. Some weeks later another collector called and prescn'od a bill to Jnred Sparks. It, also, was for $100 for a one- page advertisement in "Bodell's Buyers' Guide." "1 didn't order this insertion," said Sparks. "I never have found this kind of advertising profitable, and have done none of it for years!" > "Here's the contract," said the collector. "It was signed by the treasurer, Mr. Smith." Spnrks immediately sent for the treasurer. "Mr. Smith." he said, "1 doubt the advisability of advertising in these 'buyers' guides.' Pnythis bill, but in the future, we'll confine our advertising efforts to thq regular channels." Smith was not shown the contract, and if he wondered why Sparks had . "voucher" for the auditing department, as before. A month passed nnd Smith was again summoned to Jnred Sparks' of/ice. "Mr. Smith." said Sparks, sharply, "I thought [ made it plain that I didn't want any more ads placed in trade directories!" "You certainly did. Mr. Sparks!" "Then what dues this mean'.'" Smith he snid, examined the "Why," . it looks like another of those •ds you've been placing. I paid the first one when you were away, and you authorized me to pay another, about u month ago!" "I haven't placed an ud of that kind for years!" Sparks shouted. "You signed the contract for the one we paid a month ago—and you signed this one! Isn't that your .signature? ..." Smith scanned the card. "It's my signature, all right! But I never sign(I that contract—or any like it! There's omcthing wrong here! Where's the nan who brought the contract? . . . " Sparks, nevertheless, instructed Smith to Pay nition: Captain G.V. Keith, "the Rock Foundation" of 1937 Bobcats the bill—with the final admo- opportunity to carry the bull. Hope's victory over Nashville Friday night was the third in the past three years. The Nashville team attempted 14 passes, completing three and had five intercepted. Hope attempted egiht, completed two and had three intercepted. Hope lost 10 yards on two offside penalties. Nashville suffered no loss in yardage from penalties. The Bobcats took the kickoff to .start the gjime. Bright receiving the hall and returning to his 30-yard line. On a series of line and offtackle plays by Bright and Stone, the Bobcats took the ball straight up the field to the 11-yard line. Stone fumbled, but recovered for a small loss. Bright was thrown for u one-yard loss. On two other tries the Bobcats were unable to make a first down and Nashville took the ball. On the first play, R. Tollctt passed to Kobson, fullback, for 30 yards. Two —Photo by the Star Captain G. V. Keith, left guard, described by a letter- writing fan as "the Bobcats' rock foundation." "Don't sign any more receipts,' line plays failed <md Tollett attempt- her.soriin.vthingel.se! If there's , ed to pass, (Continued on Page Six) - HIAJIIL Bright intercepting and woe k films. (Continued on Page Four) New Arkansas Senator and Family Motion Pictures 5th Big Industry R, V. McGinnis Speaks on Hollywood Before Hope Rotarians The motion picture industry, now 33 vcars old, is the fifth largest enterprise in the world, R. V, McGinnis, manager of the New theater, told Hope Rotary club at its luncheon meeting Friday at hotel Barlow. Motion picture theaters in the United States gross more than a billion dollars each year. The average citizen spends opproximately 28 cents per in attending motion picture Admission charges up to 40 cents are free of federal taxes, but from 40 cents up, theaters are taxed 10 per cent by the federal government. Local and state taxes vary. Motion picture players draw as high as $300,000 per year as salary. The lowest paid players receive $5 per day. They are termed "extras." Stars receiving $300,000 salaries are taxed so heavily so only net approximately 25 per cent. Most the the motion pictures are produced in Hollywood, Calif., and Peace Prospect Is Steadily Vanishing Fascist Powers Block Spanish Solution—Chinese Claim Win By the Assocnted Press Negotiations to restore non-intervention in warring Spain developed fresh difficulties Saturday, leaving only a remote possibility of early government. The latest stumbling-block was refusal of Italy, Germany and Portugal to agree on the procedure for removing foreign soldiery from the Spanish conflict. There was no lull on the battlefronts Saturday. Reports received at Hendayc, Franco- Spanish frontier, said the Spanish government was rushing reinforcements to the Aragon front to meet assaults by the strengthened insurgent forces against either Valencia or Catalonia. The government ministries at Valencia, the temporary capital, began moving to Barcelona, capital of autonomous but allied Catalonia. In the war-clouded Orient, a Chinese spokesman at Shanghai said the Chinese forces had definitely checked Many Buy Books Offering Hope and Help to Downcast Every Happiness Lecture Draws Eager and Attentive Crowd PRODUCT OF PANIC Interest in Human Happiness Always Keenest in Depression This Is the fourth of five stories on the diverse roads down which millions are drawn In today's frantic pursuit of happiness. By WILLIS THORNTON NBA Service Staff Correspondent The novelist who sells as many as 7500 copies of his book considers that he has a great success. And the nonfiction book that sells 5000 copies is doing very well indeed. So when Mr. Dale Carnegie's book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" sells more than 600,000 copies, you may fairly conclude that Mr. Carnegie has got something there. He has. And so has Mrs. Dorothea Brande, whose "Woke Up and Live" sold more than 125,000. And so has Marjorie Hillis, whose "Live Alon and Like It" has- soared on abov 120,000, What ' with the circulatin .libraries^. these,.figures rnean litera: --.^'IWons of people, you see, who afte living 30, or 40 or 50 years sudderilj looked at their lives and said, "Wha Still working for old Smogg?" 0 surveyed their failures in love an Cotton NEW ORLEANS.- (fi>> -December cotton opened Saturday at 8.35 and closed at 8.21. Spot t cotton closed steady 17 points lower,' middling 8.21. * — •* " ' •*•• i ^miiL-su UH ces naci tienniieiy cnecKisci are distributed over the United Stales i t |, o Japanese threat to Ta?.ang after 70 and Canada through 32 key cities. j hours of biuel . ( ighlm g on tne front Films are inspected for damage after ! north of Shanghai. each showing. A black and white film j -*»«-«*-can be used as many as 100 times be- r<| /I • l i mi fore it is discarded. Technicolor films i WolAC l-lll'lc? /I V»A lYJATir are good for about 50 "runs" before i UWlCQ Ufll Ip f\L C i*UW they are discarded. They cost three or . four times as much as the black and white film. i Taught Use Powder After having produced chocolate ., , „ ,., T . ,.,,-, from coal tar, German industry now 1 OWUS!'rutt, Lipstick Goi 1 - Dale Carnegie friendship, their lack of pre-eminence socially, and said, "Gosh! Surely '. can't be as bad as all this!" Whereupon they began to look about them for a guide out of the wilderness of personal and business mediocrity. And the guide was waiting, bound in neat covers, at 52.50. Blame the Depression There's little that's new about them. Fifty years ago, points out Miss Hillis, , is making candy from wood. This fiimily group had evi-ry rcasun to look tlu'cilul, ,i.s i un«i c'.-n- iii.in John K. Miller of Arkansas, shoxvn with his wili.- iiiui son iv- iviU'd word tln.it he Imd defeated Gov. Carl K. Baik-y for the Srn;iu- sisit uf the late Senator Joseph T. Hobinson Miller ran ;is »iit indtptruli'iit, Uuilcy on uu "iilJ for JJooscvcJl" 1. This is too easy. What'.s the difference between an old penny and a new dime? 2. For tongue twisting experts, how is "bourgeois" pronounced? bur-geese borg-c-ose boor-zhwa boor-gose 3. What is the standard legal size sheet of typewriter paper? 3 by 7 8Mi by 11 11 by 14 6 by 1 8% by 14 4 by 8 1 * 4. With which of the following phrases docs the second stanza of America begin? Our father's God to thee— My native country, thee— Lot music sweel the breeze— My country, 'tis of thee— 5. If a clock indicates that it is 7 minutes past 6, what time mould it be if the hour and minute hands were reversed? on Clusaiflj-d Poje " rectly Used, Helps to Promote Sales By the AP Feature Service ALBANY, N. Y.-High school girls arc learning that thar's gold in that lipstick and powder puff—if those im- I li-menls are wielded correctly Like many other girls enrolled in 1 ersonal regimen courses throughout ilic country these young women are learning to make the most of their personal appearances. They aren't thinking, however, of anuring wealthy husbands. They are seeking to carve careers behind sales counters. Helps Promote Sales Dr. R. A. Caulson, superintendent .if schools, explains the theory be- course, known to students A." (personal appearance). hind th ;» "P. thus: "Knowledge of selling is only one .suit; of the problem of salesmanship. The salesman and saleswomen must present an appearance conductive to sales. The day of the gum-chewing, rougesmeared salesgirl is gone. The Killing Frost for Hope on Saturday Experiment Station Reports Low Temperature of 28 Degrees The mercury dropped four degrees below freezing for a low of 28 on the University of Arkansas Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment station thermometer here early Saturday morning. The cold snap was accompanied by a killing frost. The low was registered about 6 a. m. Saturday. An hour later, at 7 a. m. the mercury stood at 29 degrees. A clear sky and sunshine brought the mercury on up slowly. The Saturday morning minimum of 28 degrees is the lowest to be registered this fall. On the morning of October U the mercury fell to 33% degrees. A light frost was noted at that time, but a survey showed no damage. Saturday morning's low temperature an dfrost killed most tender plants that were unprotected. , '• -^Freezing in Arkansas-— LITTLE ROCK-4F)—The' coldest weather of fall prevailed in Arkansas Saturday, with sub-freezing temperatures reported in many sections—but the forecast was for moderated conditions Saturday night and Sunday. The lowest temperatures were reported Saturday by Bentonville and Monticello, with 24. Such similarly widely separted points as Batesville, Dardanelle, Helena and Searcy reported 26. Little Rock's low was 31, A heavy frost was general. Weather Observer H. E. Baughman said a temperature of 30 degrees reported Friday night at Fort Smith was .the lowest ever recorded there at this time of year. Winter Hits South ATLANTA, Ga.—(/P)—Winter gave the South an early preview with unusual snow and biting temperatures Saturday. At Louisville, Ky., Churchill Downs' opening fall meet called off its feature •ace as snowflakes sifted over the •Jack. Upward of six inches of snow blanketed the West Virginia highlands, ind the Great Smoky mountains of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee likewise were frosted with white, Selling Hits Stock Shares Saturday New York Exchange Again Shows Losses of $1 to $8 Per Issue NEW YORJ<-</P)-The stock market wept into another broad decline Sat- rday as offerings swamped traders nd forced prices down from ?1 to $S share. Steel issues were the first to feel the elling wave, which soon spread irough all divisions. Group insurance in the United States Roosevelt Warns Control Can Not Draw on Treasury If Cost Is Increased, Taxes Must Be Increased Also, He Says MAY AVERT TAXES Jones, of House Agriculture Committee, Thinks It Possible WASHINGTON — (SP) -Chairman Jones, Texas Democrat, of the house agriculture committee, made public Saturday a letter from. President, Roosevelt saying new taxes would be necessary if the cost of the crop control program is increased by the special session of congress which is convened next month. "It is of course especially important that any new legislation should not unbalance the expected balancing of the budget," the president wrote. "In other words, no additional federal expenditures from the, general treasury fund should be made over and above existing planned expenditures. The only exception 'to this would be the incurring of additional obligations on the part of the'Treasury, backed lOOi per cent by additional re-,* ceipts from new taxes. 4$ "In other words, whatever goes Jffii must be balanced; by ' ' ' amount comirig~ in," Congress appropriated approximately %i billion dollars ^ for soil conser- 1 vation during the current year. ' In making public the president's letter Jones said: "I feel confident legislation can be worked out embodying these principles." He added that he was "hopeful wo may have a bill ready for consideration m the early part of the session." Despondent, He Uses Gun to End His Life PINE BLUFF—(/P)—Douglas Craig, 25, zridgeman for the Cotton Belt railway and son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Craig, was found dead at his parents' iiome at noon Friday, shot through the heart. A .22 caliber pistol was found lying near the body. Craig, who had been in ill health and was forced to give up work with a bridge crew in Missouri several weeks ago, had been downtown, members of his family told Coroner D. C, Root, and returned home in a taxi about noon. After telling his nother that he did not want lunch, ie went to his room on the second loor. A few moments later a shot was icard. He is survived by his parents ind four brothers. year was 1,303,000,000. estimated to totaR Life insurance actuaries say not more han 30 persons out of 1,000,000 ever ve to be 100 years old. (Continued on Page Six) JUarjorie Ullttt there was a book on "How You Can Charm Those You Meet and Make Them Love You," which certainly borders closely on the territory now teing occupied so impressively by Mr. Carnegie. It was the depression, believes Miss Hillis, that brought the search for happiness to its present furious tempo. Even in 1929, Prof, Walter B. Pit- iCominued on page Four) Bulletins EXCELSIOR, Ark.—(/P)—Anex- plosion of undertcrmined origin killed two and Injured five miners Saturday at the Excelsior C«al corporation mine. The dead: Claude Robta-ts, Jr., 23. of Jenny Lind; and Dave Fox, 50, of Huntington. ANKARA, Turkey — (/Pi — Five Turkish a.rmy fliers were killed Saturday when their airplane crashed in training exercises. KANSAS CITV. Mo.—(/Pi—Eugene L. Wanren, of Calico Rock, Arh,., was elected third vice-pvesi- deirt of the Future Farmers of America national convention at the conclusion of Its 10th annual ses- MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: Test your knowledge of correct useae by answering the following ques tions, then checking against the auuV oritative answers below: 1. Is it customary to tip a Pullman porter when one has made only a day trip? 2. When traveling should one respect the regulation hours for meals on the dining car? 3. Upon entering the diner should one tell the steward how many persons are in his party? 4. here popular priced meals are served on trays in a day coach is it customary for passengers to Up the waiter? % 5. What is the ususal amount of the service charge for bringing a tray to a Pullman berth? What would you do if— On entering a dining car you do not se the steward whose duty it is to seat you? ta) Wait for him to return? (b) Find a seat for yourself? (c) Ask a waiter to seat you? Answers 1. Yes, about 25 or 35 cents. 2. Yes. because attendants are assigned other duties between meals. 3. Yes. 4. No. 5. Twenty-five cents, although some railroads give this service free. Best "What Would You PO" solu- tion—fa) for n moment, otherwise

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