Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 8, 1937 · Page 1
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Late News Flashes Balance (he Budget LITTLE ROCK—(XP)—Representative John L. McClcl- Iftn of the Sixth district said Monday on his departure for Washington that the special session of congress should con- find itself to farm legislation. Other subjects mentioned by the president in his call "should go over mitil the regular session," he said. "In the mcanline," the congressman declared, "between now and the convening of the regular session in January the president and leaders of congress should make definite plans for the balancing of the national budget," *• IHjjjjMt g—ggyg Hope Star ,1 -A Road Report for District 3 As Given by District Engineer C. 0. Thomas, of Hope Rond condition report, District No. 3, Hope, November 5. 1937. No. 4. Dirks to Hussion, 61 miles, giflvcl. Fnlr to good. Dierks south 4 mile* slip|>ery after ruins. Rosslon to Ounchilii county lien. 10 miles gravel. Fair. Kn.sston to Ouach- it« county line under construction. No. 8. Polk county line to junction No. 84, 7 miles, gravel. Good. Proceed cautiously nt low water bridge over Cacldo river. No. 19. Columbia county line to Prescolt, 26 miles, yrnvel. Fair to «owl. Loose gravel south of Rosston. No. 24, Loclce.sbtirg to Ouacjiita county lien, 71 miles, gravel. Fair to food. Loose grnvel in stJoLs, Lockesburg to Nasbville. No. 2B. Murfrocsboro to Clnrk county lien, 71 miles, grnvel. Fair to good. Some'rough spots West of Delight. No. 27. Hen Lomond to Mineral Springs, 1G miles gravel. Good. Surface usually smooth. 0.5 miles asphalt. Good. Moncral Springs to Nashville. 0.5 miles ashpalt, good. 5 miles grnvel, fnir to good. Nashville to Murfreesboro. 12 mile asphalt, good. Murfreesboro to Kirby. 1.01 rniles Mphdlt, good. M.5 miles Ki'avcl, fail- to good. New gravel placed on hills. No. 29. Louisiana state line to Blevins. 65 miles gravel, fair. Bradley couth usually rought, loose gravel Lcwisville to Ifempslead county line. No. 32 Oklahoma state line to Red Bluff. 40 miles gravel, fair to good. Oklahoma line to Foreman good. Poor East of Red Bluff. No. •)! DeQucen to Red river. 37 miles gravel, fair to good. Ferry boat raised and now operating. Impossible to ferry after hard rain. No. S3. Junction IS la Bodcaw. 10 miles gravel, fair to good. Slippery whes wet south of function with No. 4. (Continued on Page Six) Free Speech WATERVILLE, Mo.—(/P)—Terming free speech, free press and free debate the "very life-strca mot advancing liberalism," Herbert Hoover Monday warned the nation to guard against the "poison" of propaganda. 200 Die in Wreck NANKING, China—M'j—More than 200 passengers were killed or injured Monday, the Chinese ministry or railroads said, when six Japanese planes destroyed seven coaches of a southbound Tsinan-Pukow express train. State's Second Largest LITTLE ROCK --//!'>- Cotton exchange officials .said Monday that production of 1,830,1)00 bales of cotton by Arkansas this year would be the state's second largest crop in history. U>sc Appeal WASHINGTON-(/P)-Tm-ec Florida il companies lost in the United States Supreme Court Monday in their effort tii obtain reconsideration of recent action on the ground that Justice Hugo L. Black was inqligible to .sit on the bench. The Florida companies sought reconsideration of the court's refusal on October 18 to interfere with attempts by the Securities Commission to sub- WEATHER. Arkansas-*^}cnerally fair, cooler Monday night; Tuesday fair, cooler extreme cast. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 22 .HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY,, NOVEMBER 8, 1937 PRICE 6c COPY RECORD COTTON . (Continued on Pugc Six) *•»*•«»»• Chinese Seek to Cut Off Japanese Defenders Strike at 25,000 Far From the Sea Coast Base SHANGHAI, Chinii-f/I')—The Chinese declared Monday night they h:id launched a counter-offensive to isolate the Japanese force south of Shanghai estimated at 25,000 men, from its landing base on the sea coast. Severe fighting broke out on both sides, west of Shanghai. Mrs. R.C. Kelly Is Under $500 Bond in Shooting of Page Governor Rivers Says Mother's Action "Is Justified" RIVER S STATEMENT J. R. Page Recovering in Local Hospital of Gunshot Wound ATLANTA, Ga.-(/Pj—Governor E. D. Rivers said Monday that his mother, Mrs. E. C. Kelly, had made $500 Jond at her Arkansas home on a charge of assault with intent to kill a 68- year-old Nashville (Ark.) man. The governor said Sheriff C. A. Dildy, of Nashville, had told him the "posting of n recognizance (bond) in such a mailer was a legal rotinc which, under the circumstances, should conclude the incident." The full formal) statement of the governor snid: "As soon as 1 heard of Ihe incident 1 sent my brother James to Mineral Springs- to be of all possible assistance. "He arranged bond and informed me he is arranging for medical treatment for our mother, who is suffering a great deal from shock. "Her condition of health for years has not been good and has necessitated her living the life of recluse. She has lived at Mineral Springs for the past HO or 40 years, declining all our J. R. Page Denies Ever Exonerating Mrs. Kelly J. R. Page told a representative of The Star from his bed at Julia Chester hospital Monday that he was not ut fault in regard to the shooting at Mineral Springs—and denied that he had made n statement to nny one. "1 am not at fault in any way, but I'm willing to drop the whole matter and not press charges gaainst Mrs. Kelly—provided that she will drop the whole matter and let me alone," Page said, "I have not made a statement to any one concerning the shooting— and would like for Governor Rivers to advise me where he got his information. That's nil I've got to say," Page concluded. Page's condition apparently is improved and it is believed lhal he is on the road to recovery. (Continued on Page Three) Red Cross Drive to Begin on Thursday Webb in Charge of City Drive, Wade, Bearden in Country The annual Hempstcad County Red Cross membership drive will begin Thursday morning, the Rev. Bert Webb, chairman of the drive in Hope, announced Monday with Ihe appointment of committees to aid in the canvass. John Wade of Blevins and Reginald Bcardcn of Hope arc chairmen for the (Continued on Pape Six) M. E. Conference Is Convening Here for Fourth Time City of Hope Host to L. R. Conference 1882, 1901, 1919 PLANS COMPLETED Personnel of Hope's Hospitality Committee Is Announced When the Little Rock annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, convenes here at First Methodist church, Wednesday night at 7:,')0, it will be the fourth time that the local church has been host to the conference. Other occasion were in 1919, 1901 and 1882. Several committees have been active in preparing for the entertainment of the Methodist gathering. Mrs. O. A. Graves is chairman of the Homes Committee. Others on the committee are: Mrs. C. D. Lester, Mrs. T. S. McDavitt, Mrs. Lloyd Spencer, Mrs. A. P. O'Neal, Mrs. Don Smith, Mrs. John P. Cox, Mrs. Charles Harrel), Mrs. R. L. Broach Jr., Mrs. L. W. Young. Mrs. M. M. McCIoughan, Mrs. t>. B. Thompson, Mrs. C. Cook, Mrs. H. O. Kylcr, Mrs. J. H. Arnold, Mrs. Edwin Ward, Mrs. Jim Martindale, Mrs. Burl Thompson, Mrs. Jas. R. Henry, Mrs. Steve Carrigan, Jr., Mrs. Leon Bundy and Mrs. Glenn L. Williams. The Homes Committee can accept Reduction in Melon Acreage Is Forecastjo£ Next Season Record-Breaking Production Put Prices Down During the 1937 Season WASHINGTON.^/?)—Federal economists forecast Monday a slight reduction in watermelon acreage for next year. The Bureau of Agricultural'Econm- i> ics said a moderate reduction in acreage would probably result in higher returns to the growers. Prices this season averaged below those of 1936. Exceptionally favorable growing weather in nearly all the states and high yields per acre resulted in an unusually large crop. (Continued on Page Three) J.O.Bryan, 66, Dies From Heart Attack Funeral Is Held for Well Known Blacksmith Here Sunday Stricken by a heart attack, J. O. Bryan, 66, of Hope, died Saturday afternoon as he was being taken to a hospital. Mr. Bryaji was stricken about 5 p. m. in fr6rit of the 'Dudley Feed store, South Walnut street. He was engaged in the blacksmith business here and had been a resident of Hope since 1914. Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Sunday from the family residence, 507 North Elm street, with the Rev. Thdmas Brewster, pastor of First Presbyterian church, in charge. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Surviving are two sons, William Bryan of Hope, and Kenneth Bryan of Shreveport; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Continued on Page Six) Washington Co. Salary Act Void Petitions Not Filed 60 Days Before Election, Is Decision' LITTLE ROCK—(/P)—The Arkansas Supreme Court held void Monday the Washington county salary act because petitions calling for its submission were not filed within 60 days before it was voted on in the general election November 3, 1936. The act received a large majority, with 3,364 voting for it and 660 against it. The tribunal ordered a new trial for Hollis Ray, of Marshall, who pleaded guilty August 25 to the poison slaying of his wife and was sentenced to the electric chair. The court's^ opinion said the judge erred in not instructing the jury that it has authority to determine if Ray 18,243,000 Bales Is Forecast, With Record Acre Yield Acre Yield of 258.8 Pounds Beats 223,1 Mark of 1898: STATE'S YIELD IS 287 1,830,000 Bales rf Forecast for Arkansas in Present Season .(Continued on Page Six). WASHINGTON— {&)— The Department of Agriculture reported Monday a cotton crop of 18,243,000 bales of 500 pounds each. This will be the largest crop in history. Production last year was 12,299,000 bales. The largest crop previously grown was 17,978,000 bales, in 1926. It was produced on 44,616,000 acres, a record acreage. The yield was 192.8 pounds. This year's crop is being produced on 33,736,000 acres, but the acre yield is 258.8 pounds, a record picking. The previous record yield was 223.1 pounds, in 1898. ' Indicated acre yield, and indicated production, this year and last year, include: , , Arkansas: 287 pounds per acre, and production of 1,830,000, compared with 227 and 1,295,000 last year. The Bureau of the Census 1 report on . cotton of this year's growth ginned prior to November 1 gave: Arkansas: 1,262,158 compared with,' 1,061.613 last year. Another Armistice Day Is Recalled by These Pictures of a Hope Company Marching Down a Road in France Back in 1917 Roy Allen, Hope bfty,< HOW general mnnngrr of "the Caimh-n News al Cnimlen,' mndc these pictures when overseas with the Hope company in 1917-18, Mr. Allen "shot" his pictures with an ordinary box camera, then mailed the films to Elmer Miirph of Patterson's Department slore, back In Hope, who developed nnd printed them. Mr. Allen never saw his pictures until after the war wns over. . . . From Mr. Murph's file of 29-year-old negatives The Star reprinted (his collection, prepared n layout, nnd hnd It engraved for Armistice day Ifl.lT—this Thursday. TOP LEFT—The Hope company "on march" somewhere In France, lillT. Although the hoys arc on route-step one of (hem has seen Mr. Allen and his camera, and has brought his rifle smartly to attention (sixth from (lie left,). ' ., •• '"•' TOP CENTER— Mr. Alli'n has somebody simp the camera while he poses for an enviable shot—standing beside n German eagle overlooking the Rhine. The inscription on the monument IH "De W»chl am Rhcln"—and the occasion, of course, is the American Army's occupation of the Rhine! lerrltory just after the Armistice in 1918. TOP RIGHT—Nol a scene from the Chinese-Japanese war, but a picture by Mr. Alien of a mined Gorman town, its hiiilldings gutted by heavy artillery. BOTTOM LEFT—Encampment behind the lines. Life wasn't this sweet up on the firing line, wlic'rc wet dogouts replaced comfortable tttnisji'IJftrwas still bettc* dicing, the;Rhine occupation, where the Allied troops were quartered with friendly German families. BOTTOM CENTER-Thc original "Forty. & Eight" A French Kax-eair's capacity'.WM Wted at 40 men Or eight horses. This one was holding men, and the faces you see arc part of the rated box-car strength ol 40. •'•"':'' ' BOTTOM RIGHT—Castle on the Rhine. Mr Allen's camera saw this scene—a centuries-old German castle perched on top of the mountain, with an equally-old village nestled at the foot.

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