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IT'S A /CLAUDE STUART HAMMOCK Hope An expost of the clover tehetnet that Hctridto 'th« American people out of militant of dollar* yearly. Star •-'M WEATHER. Arkansas-^-Partly cloudy, somervhat cooler Saturday night and Sunday. No. !M. Snrefully Inspected Mrs. Gordon lived .-done in n four-room apartment on n quiet side street. She hud n.sked Oio owner of llio building to repaint the interior, but bnd ulmosl give up hope of having it clone when a man In paint-sputtered overalls called •ft;IP see her. "The owner n-sked me to look the plncc over utid c.stimulD on the pointing," the man snid. "Very well," snid Mrs. Gordon, "Come in." "1 have to inspect the condition of the wall of each room before 1 can make my estimate," said the painter. "Just look around," said Mrs. Gordon. "I think you will find the walls in good shape, except for a few cracks in the ceiling." She took the painter through the house, showed him each room, the closets, am! alt places to be painted. The painter made a rough diagram of the apartment, on which lie noted the approximate si/.c, the arrangement, mid the number of windows and other details. At one of the rear windows lie paused. "This one lends to the fire escape, I .see. That's handy. You never know when you'll need it." "Yc.-i," replied Mrs. Gordon. "But I'm always afraid of burglars breaking in through that window. The lock isn't very Rood." The lAiinlcr tried the lock. "Oh, it's strong enough, but I'll put on a new fjuie when I paint, if you wish." Mrs. Gordon's suggestion lead to a discussion of burglars and their method:;. During the conversation, the painter said: "You can't be too careful where you hide your valuables." "That's true," Mrs. Gordon answered, "but 1 guess they'll hunt 'till they find them, if they do break in." "Well," said the painter, "we don't have many valuables, but I showed my wife lunv to hide what few we do Intl Harvester's Cotton Picker Gets Try-Outjn State Leaves Some Cotton in Field, and Picks Up !Some Trash BUT IT'STUCCESS East Arkansas Plantation Owners Likely to Buy Machine HELENA, Ark.—-After watching an International Harvester company mechanical cotton picker in operation Thursday at the lUitio plantation in southern Phillips county, fanners s|>ec- ulated here as to whether it would replace negro field hands. The general opinion of farmers is that it is doing a good job, despite the handicap of rank, hale-lo-an-ucrc cotton on the plantation where it is at work. Although several Phillips county residents watched a demonstration at Clarksville, Miss., .several weeks ago, this is the first time a mechanical picker lias been tried out in Phillips county. /'nncipal objection to the machine is that it leaves some cotton on the ground. J. P. Swift, manager of the Ratio plantation, had a negro follow j it and pick up the cotton dropped with a view to determining what per cent it leaves. This had not been announced Friday. .Sheriff Impressed Sheriff K. F. Kitchens, who also operates a large farm, and who watched the picker, said Dial lie would like to own one next year. "It leaves some cotton, but not enough to matter," he said. "The cleaner also fails to remove all the trash but by the time the cotton goes through the gin, it will be in fair condition. 1 believe the machine is a success." "Here to Stay," Says Planter Tully Humor, who with his brother, operates a plantation, said that he is thinking seriously of buying one for use next year. "1 am very much impressed with the machine's wbrk, and 1 think it is here t ostay," he said. Of course I wouldn't want to buy cfliu'lriis li»ic in the seiwon, but I certainly would want one for next year rather than go through the •.rouble in getting pickers I have this year. 1 understand that the pickers are not being offered on the commercial market yet. 'dill if they sell in the. range of $1,500, I am planning to buy one. Of course I would want the company to agree to fit the machine with any improvements made in the next two or throe years because I believe it will be improved greatly within that tmiL'." Under normal conditions the machine will pick around a bale of cotton an hour. Hank Growth a Handicap J. L. Barton, representative of the company, who is operating the machine, is somewhat handicapped by the fact that the cotton on the Ratio plantation is much taller than cotton in Texas where he lias been operating the machine this fa*. As he becomes more familiar with the rank cotton he hopes to do a better job. For the picker to do best work it is necessary that the crop be cultivated with a tractor. This insures uniformity of rows and makes for more satisfactory results. Sponsor;, of the machine havfc not announced a public demonstration, but it is reported it may be seen in operation on the plantation any day now when the weather is favorable for picking. Britain's Girls Prefer to Work Like Factories and Shops Instead of Being House Maids VOLUME 39—NUMBER 15 HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1937 PRICE 6c COPY ASIA MAY GET ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Bright Hurt; Camden Eliminates Hope 28-6 Ankle Injury Puts Star Quarterback Out of the Game Bobcats Go Down Before Powerful Panthers, at Camden CAMDEN GOES OVER have, and they're safe." "I don't see where they could be really .safe!" The painter hesitated n moment. "You have n .safe place, right in thi.s bedroom. Tlie .secret i.s, nobody ever looks up. They look under the rug and the sofa cushions and in the dros- ter drawers, but they never look up!" Mr.s. Gordon smiled. "But you can't hide things on the ceiling!" The painter explained that the metal base of the indirect lighting fixture made an ideal place. "We have one just like it, and Dial's where we hide things." After the painter had gone Mrs. Gordon decided to try the new hiding place. She had some rings, a valuable necklace, anil sonic other articles of jewelry, «K well as the cash she always kept on hand. A night later during the week she WHS awakened by a .sound in her room. Suddenly a light flashed directly in her face. "Make one .sound and it'll be your last!" a voice growled. . She IHJ; still, too frightened to move. Then she saw that the intruder had her new fur coat and some of her best dresses on a chair. In one hand he held her purse, which also contained nost. of her jewelry. Mrs. Gordon cautiously reached for he telephone that stood on a small able beside her bed. Bui Ihc burglar grabbed il from her hand. Then he lagged her with one of her stockings and securely tied her hands. Taking everything of value, he left by way of the fire escape. Hours later, when the police were investigating the robbery, it was learned that no painter had been sent by 11.e owner. "The "painter" was merely one of many tricks used a.s a mcan.s of examining a residence. And the suggestion of where to hide valuables—blithely followed—simply sav- i.'d the burglar the trouble of hunting for them! ISy WILLIAM MrfJAJ'T'lN A I' I'Valiiru Service Writer LONDON. -Scarcity of domestic servants has reached such grave proportions in the British Isles that the government itself is tackling the problem of finding household help for Mrs. John Bull. Holy-poly, lilaek-muslached Minister of Labor Ernest Brown i.s considering organization of a "league of good household mistresses" to attract more girls into servants' jobs. One London newspaper even credits him with a proposal of a marriage dowry for servant girl* but he denies that. One reason why so few English girls cboo.su to be mauls nowadays is the poor chance for marriage in jobs where there i.s neither time nor place to meet or entertain a boy friend. 'Not only that, but the eligible yuung men of modern England reportedly look upon servant girls a* bemath them. League {fudges Tin- dowry idea i.s an old one. The latest suggestion would have government and employer contribute few cents a week toward a $150 dowry which UIL- servant, if she wishes to many, would bo entitled to after seven years. The league of good household mis- trusses would be u voluntary organization open to all employers of servants who would accept a charier of gooc' (Continued on Page Pour) Hugh Reese, Bobcat Right End Who Caught Master's Passes Well-Groomed Man Has Eye on Detail Don't Be Too Busy to Keep Yourself From Being Neat By JOHN J.KKLLY AP Feature Service Writer If you're a genius, a millionaire or a castaway on a palm-fringed isle you don't have to worry about your appearance. You can be as shabby a.s you please. But if you're not an cccenlirc, a magnate or a ship-wrecked .sailor you should have a decent concern for your Kizzia Shoots Pass to Meeks for Panthers' First Tally CAMDEN, Ark.—The Hope High School football team was toppled from the undefeated ranks of the Arkansas Athletic Conference here Friday night before a powerful Camden team that played this game of football in heads- lip fashion for fiO minutes. The Panthers were "hot" from the .start, and once ahead, never slackened. The Panthers showed a hie, potent team (hat played a slashing driving game that gave them victory, their first conference 1 win of the .season. The score: Camden 28, Hope fi. Not only did the defeat remove Hope from the undefeated ranks, it was costly as Vasro Bright, Hope quarterback, was injured early in the second quarter and removed from the game. He did not return. He sustained an ankle injury. / Camdon Scores The Panthers scored in the first five minutes of play. Taking the ball on their own 40-yard line after an exchange of punts, the Panthers worked the ball down the field on a scries of off-tackle plays. When they reached the 18-yard line, Kizza of Camden flipped a pass to Mecks, right end, who took the ball near the sideline and ran the remaining distance. Gilicspic then kicked the first of four perfect placements. The Bobcats received and Masters got away for a long run and brought (lie ball all the way to Camden's 45. After no gain tin exclvtnge of punts followed that left the ball on Camden's 45-yard line with the Bobcats in possession. Hope then drove to the ili-yard line, but Camden held and took possession. Another exchange of punts followed that gave Hope the ball on its own 35. The Bobcats started a march that ended on Camden's 10-yard line. On fourth down, Bright got off a nice pass to Ramsey in the end zone, but Ramsey, in catching the ball, .stepped out of bounds and the touchdown was nullified. A few plays later. Bright was injured and removed from the game. Masters, who played an outstanding yanic for the Bobcats, intercepted Camden pass and the Bobcats were on dress its condition. Your om- their to their first touchdown. ployer didn't engage you because you looked like a collar ad, but you can be sure that .some of the good impression you made came from your spick-and-spTTn appearance. Don't be too busy to keep yourself that way. Here are a few suggestions to help you keep that well-groomed appearance: Don't wear a suit two days in succession. Good materials return to their unwrinkled shape when they have a "rest," making for sound economy, by cutting pressing bills. Two suits worn alternately last more than three limes as long as one worn day after day. Avoid Tight Suits Hang your suits on wooden clothes hangers. Those thin wire affairs the tailor sends your clothes home on leave a crease across the trousers and pcM'inil the shoulders of the jacket to sag. Don't get suits that fit too tightly. The strain takes all the "bounce" out of the material, shortens its life enormously. If you're conspicuously stout don't buy clothes which dramatize your size. Vertical stripes on dark or medium- dark mateirals will give a slimming effect. Single-breasted suits are better for short, stout men than the double-breasted ones. Harmonize your accessories. Men, once they gel around to giving a few moments attention to color-blending in dress, discover they're just as good at it as their wives. Don't be afraid to experiment with colors. Pay particular attention to the "V" (Continued on Page Four) Masters intercepted on Camden's 30— and then fired a pass to Ramsey who was brought down on the two-yard line. Musters drove into the big Camden line to take the ball only two inches from the goal. He hit the same spot again and went over. An attempted line plunge for extra point failed. The half ended before either team could threaten again, Camden 7, Hup*.C. Tin; first downs in the first half, Hope (i, Camden 4. Second Half The .second half is a different story. The Panthers, clicking like a well- oiled machine, ran over two touch- losvns in the third quarter and kicked both goals. To start, Stone kicked off to Camden who were held for downs. Stern, Camden quarter, got off a beautiful 85-yard punt that rolled out of bounds on the Hope 3-ytird line. Ramsey then punted weakly to his own ~K>. Smith fired a pass to McKennon who' took it on his shoe-strings and ran for touchdown. Camden's third touchdown followed a few minutes later. A series of running and passing plays lhal was good for 40 yeards left the ball on Hope's 8- yaid line where Collins swept around his right end and across the goal line. In the fourth quarter, Kizza, Stern and McKennon carried the ball 45 yards, placing it on the four-yard -stripe where Stern shot through the center of the line for touchdown. Statistics gave Hope 7 first downs to 17 for the Panthers. Playing best for Ciimdeti were Stein, McKennon and Ki/.za in the buckficld and Goodgame, White and Alecks in the 1 line. For Hoi*;, Noble Musters looked good in defeat. Bright played u good game until injured. Woodrow Parsons played a nice defensive game us did Hugh Reese and Percy Ramsey. ' The Bobcats go to Blytheville next Friday night. Thought 800 Attend Farm Rally at Spring Hill on Friday Series of Nine Local Meetings Outlined for November COLUMBUS NOV. 2ND Shover Springs No, 5, Fulton 9th and Guernsey llth Over 800 farm people attended the Farm Bureau meeting at Spring Hill school house Friday night. The meeting was sponsored by the Farm Bureau through the co-operation of the Heampstead County Agricultural Workers association, composed of the county and home demon- itratio nagents, vocational agriculture .eachers, soil conservation staff, Farm Security, director of Experiment Sta- .ion and members of the Hempstead Jounty Farm Bureau. Frank J. Hill, secretary and treasurer jf the Farm Bureau, gave a talk on recent legislation sponsored by American Farm Bureau. Clifford L. Smith, county agent, gave a short lecture on Organization of Community Service Work. Mr. Vineyard, Camp Agronomist, explained the importance of terracing. Mr. Dreer, technican in Charge of the CCC camp, gave a summary of the type of work being sponsored by the camp in Hempstead county. A series of agricultural educational meetings are being held' throughout the county. Following is a list of the meetings which will be held in the near future. All meetings begin at 7 p. m. Columbus, November 2. Shover Springs, November 5. Fulton, November 9. Guernsey, November 11. Ozan, November 16. McCaskill, November 18. Piney Grove, November 23. Washington, November 26. Emmet, November 30. He that hath slight thought of sin never had e'' oal thoughts of God.—• Owen. —Photo by The Star Hugh Reese, captain of last year's Bobcats, right end of the 1937 team, and who caught Master's passes in the ill-fated Camden game Friday. Bulletins DAMASCUS, Syria-(/P)--More than 1,000 persons were drowned In floods In northeast Damascus, authorities announced Saturday, Ten thousand persons were made homeless and several villages were destroyed. CHELMSFORD, Mass. — (/P) — Rescuers Saturday freed Manual Camacho, 16, of Lowell, from a sandbank In which he had been buried up to his neck for 12 hours. Almost unconscious, he was taken to a hospital for treatment of his crushed legs.- The accident occurred when he and three others were digging at the base of the sandbank. Next to Last of Bird Bros, Taken "G" Men Capture Frank Bird Without Firing a Single Shot CLEVELAND, Ohio —</P)— Federal agents scratched Frank Bird, convicted slayer and bank robber, from the list of "wanted men" Saturday and turned their search to his younger brother, Charles, the only member of the Bird brothers' gang who escaped from Cuyahoga county jail over a month ago and is still at large. Frank Bird and his wife Sylvia, also a fugitive, were trapped in a bullet- less capture Friday night. Japan and China Cautious in Their Talk of Armistice Though Positions Are Fur Apart, They Are Ready for Parley "LOST BATTALION" •vs I Famous Chinese Force Withdraws to International City PARIS, France-(XP)—Highly qualified spokesmen for Japan and China revealed to the Associated Press Saturday that their countries arc ready to discuss peace. That hopeful element appeared in the Chinese-Japanese conflict> although the positions of the two countries on terms for ending the Undeclared war are known to be widely separated. Wages a War Against Confetti at Weddings BOCKING, Essex, England— (^M The Dean of Backing, the Rev. Edgar Rogers, is waging war against confetti at weddings. "Before a wedding, a deposit of five shillings must be paid," he said. "If no confetti is thrown, the deposit will be returned: if confetti is thrown, then so much of the deposit will bo used as will pay for the tidying of the churchyard. "Usually a pac kof empty-headed girls, who are not even guests, cause this wasteful littler. It must be slopped, Halloween Don'ts Issued by Police Destruction o f Property Will Bring Arrests, Says Ridgdill Chief of Police John Ridgdill, said Saturday th;tt he wanted all Hope residents, both young and old, to enjoy their Halloween celebration but warned that destruction of property or other law violations would not be liberated. "I want every person to enjoy the evening to the utost," the chief said, but any one damaging or destroying property or otherwise violating the law will bi' brought to headquarters, and dorltek-d. there will be no exceptions to this order. Kvery available member of lh<; pulu-e fcircc ha.s been ordered to ivp" 1 ' 1 f '"' duty curly this Saturday evening and will reimun on duly until a late hcnir, the chief said. Man's Dreams Don't Count in Courtroom VIENNA-l/lV-Tho wife of a merchant here was suing for divoivc "In his sleep." she told the court," he is always talking about some Marie. He murmurs sweet things to her. And I know this Marie! She was his best girl before he married me." But she lost. Said the court: "Infidelity in dreams doesn't count. Only eases of actual infidelity can be considered by the courts." Trusted Employe Gambles a Fortune Prison and Disgrace Loom After Shortage of $86,400 NEW ORLEANS.-t/Pi-Tho big New Orleans gambling casinos knew Friday that the mysterious Lefty, who came to the dice tables nightly with a roll of 5100 bills, frequently half an inch thick, was a $240-a-mnnth accountant who had embezzled §815,400 of his firm's money. That announcement was made known by District Attorney Charles A. Byrne and Superintendent of Police George Reyer after the arrest of William Kenneth Steppe, 3G, accountant for the local office of W. R. Grace & Co., exporters. They said Steppe admitted taking the money over a period ex- tneding from April, 1936, to Tuesday of this week, by a scheme in which he cashed checks made out to firms dealing with the export company. Steppe told officers it all started two years ago when he accompanied friends, with whom he had dined and had a few drinks, to one of the gambling establishments. There, he said he bought a few chips with his own money and rolled the dice lur the first time in his life. "And you lost?" he was asked. "No," Steppe replied drearily. "1 won." Then, he kept g.oing buck to the tables, winning several hundred dollars before he began losing steadily. (Continued on Page Four) Beginning after the Norman conquest, England's bachelor kings have been William II, Edward V, Edward VI, and Edward VIII. MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: I 1. Does a hostess always rise to greet her guests? 2. Is it necessary for a woman to thank a man who steps back to let her enter an elevator first? 3. Should a man eating in a cafeteria keep on his hat? 4. Should a woman open a car door or wait for a man to open it for her? 5. Is it better to refuse a cigarette by saying "No thank you" "1 don't smoke"? What would you say if— You are a hostess receiving the "good-nights" and "thank-yous" of your departing guests— (a) "I'm so glad you could come"? Uj) "I'm afraid it wasn't a very exciting party"? (c) "I do hope you will come again soon"? Aaiswcrs 1. Yes. Whether they are men or women. 2. No. 3. No. 4. She should wait long enough to give him a chance to open it. 5. "No thank you"—unless you want to let a person know that he need not keep on offering you cigarettes. Best "What Would You Do" solution—either (a) or (c). (Copyright 1937, NEA Service, Inc.) Oil Proratioiun Miller Delayed Gov. Bailey to Ask State Board to Hold Up Final Action FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Governor Bailey announced Friday night that he would ask the State Board of Conservation to hold in abeyance an order limiting oil production in the Rodessa field extension south of Texarkana "until all interested parties are given a chance to be heard." The governor's announcement followed a conference with Will Steel, Texarkana lawyer, who reported that Miller county oil optrators want an open hearing before the board to urge that the order be revoked. The board has fixed a maximum daily production of 10,000 barrels a day for the Rodessa extension. "I shall call the chairman of the board (O. C. Bailey of El Dorado) in the morning and ask that the order be held in abeyance until interested persons are given a chance to present their case," said the governor, ''Mr. Steel advised me that these operators wanted a chance to be heard and they are entitled to it." The governor snid he had received a letter from Robert C. Knox of El Dorado asking him to use his influence to get the proration order rescinded and declaring that Bailey had said in last summer's gubernatorial campaign that he was opposted to limiting production in new Arkansas oil fields. "Mi-. Knox write a very nice letter and clearly stated by attitude," Governor Bailey said. "I have always taken the poistion that I did not want to see production bottled up in new Arkansas oil fields. "I do not know what the stand of the Board of Conservation is upon this matter as I have not had a chance to confer with the members. "This proration fight is all news to me. I have be«n out of the state on business for a few days and I return to find an oil war going on." The governor emphasized that although the members of the board were appointed by him, he would not attempt to dictate to them. Operators and citizens condemned the order at a Texarkana mass meeting and planned steps to combat pro- ration in the courts if necessary. By the Associated Press Fresh complications from the Far Eastern war shunted the question of Spanish non-intervention into the background of internationals negotiations Saturday. The deadlocked negotiators took a week-end recess at London, leaving"" Britain's ministers free to;.devote their attention to reports on the killing of three British soldiers il-iday at Shanghai ' during Japanese shelling of Chinese positions there. •., . '.V British police reported that China's" famous "lost battalion"^Jn,devastated-> Chapel ; wai'l£ying*dpwn Ks^arrnS and ~* soon would come into the international settlement for sanctuary. In another quarter of ; the globe, French colonial troops and the Moroccan courts in French Morocco joined in quelling native nationalist uprisings blamed by officials on agents of a "foreign totalitarian power."' In the Spanish civil war, slowed down Friday by floods along the Aragon front, an insurgent communique said a government attack was beaten off at Cuesta de la Reina sector, 20 miles suoth of Madrid. 1. What is the only numeral that designates the number of letters with which it is spelled? 2. How many black squares are there there on a chess or checkerboard? 3. It would be a grievous error unless you pronounced the word: gree-vee-us gri-vous gree-vous greev-us 4. Smith is now the age his mother was vvhen he was born. How old is Smith's mother now? 5. The only child of my father's father-in-law is what relation to me? Answejs on Classified Page Vonsiatsky Plots Against Soviets Is Leader of National Russian Revolutionary Fascist Party By Tho AP Feature Service THOMPSON, Conn.—There's a fellow here who's hoping for war. But he has a stipulation. The war must involve Russia. The fellow is Anastase Andreevitch Vonsiatsky and he's the king pin in a world plot to overthrow the Soviet regime. When his war comes along, though, Vonsiatsky's not going to march on Russia with cannon. "Words," says he, "are tremendously more powerful than guns. We will send our army of propagandists, numbering into the high thousands, throughout Russia to spread the cause." Not Afraid to Fight And it's not because Vonsiatsky is afraid to fight the Russians, He is contemptuous of the military power of the Soviets. "With 30,000 well trained trops," he says, "I could take Moscow like Grant tok Richmond." This man who expects to become Russia's Vojd, a title corresponding to Der Fuehrer or II Duce, is 39, a Russian count who renounced his title and became an American citizen. He's built like a nathlete, keeps his hair close cropped and wears a semi-military uniform. In 1921, in Paris, he met an Ameri-. can divorcee, Mrs. Marion Buckingham Ream Stephens, several years older than he. She was one of seven principal heirs to the 540,000,000 estate of her father, the late Norman B. Ream of Chicago. Vonsiatsky married her the next year in New York. Revenge in Action Soon after the wedding they settled here in Carolyn Hall, the large estate of Mrs. Vonsiatsky's mother. Thus this peaceful Connecticut countryside has become headquarters of his inter-? national scheming. Vonsiatsky was a student in a Russian military school when the counterrevolution broke out. Te rushed into the ranks of the White Russians. When they were defeated he fled to Constantinople, got to Marseilles by workr ing as a stoker ona steamship. Then followed Paris and America. By 1933, Vonsiatsky's desire for revenge on the Reds was put into action. He founded a Russian fascist movement. About the same time an« (Continued on Page Four) A f

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