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s a "-^ -"^ =-'~^.- r ^ T .' 'a j ;jritiifjam'"TY'ar:-frr--"—- --<- —^-^ V " r —-^t^..^.^.,,, f |; .,,, _ ^ Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor • Alex, H. Washburn : Catch Them While Young ANNOUNCEMENT yesterday of a Traffic Safety Cam- rV paign to be iiuiuguarted by the State Highway Department recalls something this writer has always mentioned, and which in fact has been advocated for several years by safety experts—and that is the teaching of proper methods in the public schools The undisputed fact that motor fatalities rise or fall m direct proportion to the number of cars on the highways on any given week-end, tells us definitely that there is something lacking in the training, as well as the policing, of automobile drivers. - <fJ In the early days when nutos wore few n fnther taught his son how to drive, or perhaps directed him in the ways of common souse from the bnck sent. And for the number of cnrs on the highway in Uio.se early days that was sufficient training. But I doubt today whether a bare majority of young drivers learn the handling of an automobile tit home. Driving knowledge, such as it is, mny be picked up universally. Iliis is too hiiplinzarS it system for the public safety in a land thai bus 30 million cars and trucks «n its highways. We need every conceivable kind nf a check to improve the training of the men and women behind America's motoring wheel. One such chock is publicity. The EUn, already this year, has published two series of "safely" articles, describing motoring signs and giving picture^ of common hazards encountered on the highways, and what to do when meeting Uicm. But this isn't enough. The habits of older people are difficult to changc-t-and they arc notoriously hard to 1 train in mechanical matters if such matters don't appeal to thorn naturally. But in the young folks there is a chance to rear a new generation of fool-proof drivers. Except for the touch of recklessness common to all youth, young folks are invariably better drivers Uian tho elders. And what they learn nboul sound prat-lice on the public highways will be all to the good for the America of the future. Contributed to Red Cross in First Report ofCanvass Annual Roll Call Drive Opens in County Thursday COUNTY~QU~OTA 750 Good Response Is Reported in First Canvass by Committees The annual }feni[>s(cail County Red Cross membership drive got under way Thursday when n score of nuth- ori/.rd agents began a canvass of the business section of the city. A total of $08 had been contributed when the first report of funds was tabulated just Ijofore noon. Lnmar Cox and Hufus Herndon, Jr., completed their section of the city. Reports from Lyman Armstrong, Sid Bundy, Uie Rev. Bert Webb, the Rev. V. A. Hammond and others soliciting funds will be published Friday. Tlie Hcmpstead county quota is 750 memberships. Persons missed in the canvass may leave their donations at either First National bank or Citizens National bank. Fifty cents out of every membership is sent to national Red Cross headquarters and the balance is retained in the local treasury. A donation of $1 is required for membership. Where a person donates more than SI only 50 cents goes to national headquarters and the balance is kept for use of the local chapter. The HCV. Bert Webb is chairman of the city campaign. Reginald Beardcn nnd A. J. Wade are chairman for the rural area, with Wayne H. England as- general chairman. Contributions will bo published from day to day until the county quota is reached. Kirst- Rcpml ••-Frank Rider Mrs. Frank Rider Hope Star Ritchie Grocer Co Union Compress and Warehouse Co. 10.00 Plunkelt-Jarrcll Gro 5.00 Temple Cotion Oil Co 5.00 Morgan & Lindxcy 2.5(1 McHac Hardware Co. 2.00 F. V. Trimble 1.00 Bert Webb . . 1.0(1 Lamar Cox 1.00 Flora C. Slater 1.00 Wayne H. England 1.00 Mrs. Wayne H. England . 1.00 Bryan Kvans l.OQ T. n. Billingsley . 1.00 Melva Biillingiun 1.00 Clifford L. Smith 1.00 W. B. Mason 1.00 George M. Green 1.00 Harry J. Lemley 1.00 W. K. Lcmlcy 1.00 Steve Ciirrigan . 1.00 W. A. Lewis 1.00 Dr. T. L. McDonald 1.00 Dr. F. D. Henry . l.flO Hoyco Wfisenberger 1.00 A, C. Erwin 1.00 Clyde Monts 1,00 Norma Turner 1.0(1 A. E. .Stoncfiuist I.(HI J. L. Green 1.00 Miss Bess Walker 1.00 W. M. n.-im.sey 1,00 J. E. Douglas 1.00 Harry Hawthorne 1.00 Ilobb's Grocery 1.00 Alvin Pitt 1.00 Kvan Wray 1.00 Thomas T. Massey l.o!) Ross .Smith 1.00 R. M. Trnut 1.00 Dorsry Mcltae UK) Andrew Wagner I.On A. L. Ciirlton 1.00 Thomas L, Murihead . .50 Clinr Franks 1.00 W. T. Franks 1.0(1 Wesson Millinery . 1.00 Tom War How 1.00 R. L. Go.snoll 1.00 W T. (iorhain l.Ofl Orvillo W. Krringer 1.00 Robert LaGrone, Jr. 1.00 K. C. Hrown 100 A. E. Shi-sser 1.00 Thomas Kin.ser 1.00 Dick Walk ins 1.00 Alice Mae Waddle 1.00 Kelly Bryant 1.00 S 1.00 1.00 10.00 . 10.00 Anti-Pirate Patrol Is Joined by Italy Mussolini Reluctantly Sends Ships to Aid Other Powers LONDON, Eng.~ W) -Italy finally has joined the Mediterranean anti-piracy patrol, il, was disclosed Thursday, Italy contributed 30 to 40 warships to the patrol against unidentified ships and pianos which hnve attacked merchant shipping. Government Routs Rebels HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Frontier.— (/!')— Catalan militiamen were reported by Spanish government sources Thursday to have broken through the insurgent line in northern Aragon in guerilla warfare. Emergency Gone, to Balance Budget Secretary Morgenthau Makes Flat Promise to the Nation NEW YORK— </t'i— Opposing a revival of "pump priming" as unncces- utry, Secretary Morgcnlhnu pledged the Roosevelt administration Wcdncs- night "to balance tho budget through cutting expend) lures." In what appeared to be an effort to encourage business to pull itself out of its current slump, the Treasury .secretary hinted that tax "defects would be remedied." I to advocated balancing the budget by a $1)35,000,000 reduction in next Tula! $98.00 New Gadgets Used on Old Jack Frost California Orchardists to Battle Jack Frost Under New Hules By SAM JACKSON Al' Feature Service Writer LOS ANGELES.—Southern California's perennial battle with Jack Frost will be fought under new rules this winter. Aroused by the soot which smirches walls, curtains, carpets and clothing when oil-burning heaters were used to protect orchards from frost, Los Angeles County and ..several other com(Continued on Page Six) Government May Take One-Third of Income NKW YORK--t/l'i- -In discussing the rapid increase in cost of government here Wednesday night, Senator Byrd (Dem., Va.) .said: "In ISIS the por capita income was $350. In 1936 it was $469- -an increase of 34 per cent. Total government expenditures equaled $30 pet- capita in 1913 and $134 per capita in 1936—an increase of 347 per cent. On a per capita ba.si.s, government expenditures in 1913 represented eight per cent of the national income. In 1936 these expenditures represented 28 per cent of the national income. Public debt equaled $59 per capita in 1913' and $430 per capita in 1936." Now about one-third of every person's income would be required to meet government expenditures if we puida s we spc'iul. These figures refer to total government cost. Many of the states, cities and counties have yielded to the contagion of extravagance." "In the budget of 1938 $230,000,000 of Social Security taxes is used for regular expenses. The effect of this will bet o reduce the deficit by the u.se of a tax, collected and paid, for the specific purpose of providing old age security. One may imagine the denunication a corporation would receive from the government if it indulged in such improper financing." year's federal expenditures. He called for less spending on relief, highways public works and agriculture— apparently striking a blow at some of the farm aid proposals slated for con(Continued pn P«fe Six) Hope Star '(*<! Arkamas — F(li r <™d colder Thursday ni rjlU; Friday fair, warmer in northwest. VOLUME so—NUMBER 25 PICK HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11. 1937 PRICE 6c COPY DELEGATES Twenty-Three Years Ago Hope Had Another State Convention--But They Were Traveling Salesmen i Being host today to the annual meeting of the Little Rock Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, carries the memories of Hope's older citizens back to another day in 1914 when the city entertained an entirely different convention—the Arkansas Travelers, a convention of traveling salesmen. Elmer Murph, crack local amateur photographer, made these pictures of that early exciting- day. How good they were is told by the pictures themselves, engraved today from negatives 23 years old. The pictures: LEFT—The Arkansas Travelers on parade, headed by the Hope band. They are moving north on Elm street, headed for Hotel Barlchv. The last two-story building visible down the street on the right is the „.,. XT .. ,, , -Photos from 1914 by Elmer Murph, Hope, Ark. Citizens National bank—while the hotel is just beyond the right margin of the photo. Note the automobile in the foreground, and the clothes people wore "in the height of fashion" that day. • TOP RIGHT—A closeup of the front of Hotel Barlow, decorated for the convention. The man in white, holding his straw hat in one hand, with his other hand resting on the automobile, is Harry Barlow brother of John Barlow, and now at DeQueen. BOTTOM RIGHT—Also in the parade was Hope's first fire-wagon. Here it is, bought second-hand from Texarkana, with a fine pair of horses on the trot and with Fire Chief Webb Laseter, Sr., at the reins. Sound the siren, chief! 4-Inch Rain Here Past Three Days Fail* and Warmer Weather Is Predicted for This Area Friday The Fruit and Truck Branch Experiment Station reported Thursday that n total of ,'!.91 inuTies of rainfall lad been recorded for the three-day period ending Wednesday night. Rain iiogun falling Monday and ron- .inw.-d »t periods through Wednesday light. Clear skies brought .sunshine Thursday. Thi; weather forecast for this ireu Friday is fair and warmr. Hope Boy Is Taken With Three Pals Stolen Car Seized and Hoys Arrested by Arkansas Policeman TKXAHKANA Four transient youths with but a pruny between them were lu'lcl in Hit 1 Miller cuunly jail Tuesday night for investigation on car theft cl.arge.s after a pickup truck had been stolen from the Beaslcy Music company hen 1 and later wrecked just inside the city limits of Texarkana, Texas, on the Seventh street high wii.v. Wrecking of the car brought I'o- lice Officers Dick Runnels, Jim McCall and Ralph Merchant to the .scene for a routine investigation. They found that iwu occupants of the machine held fled. George Womuck, IS. of Hope, returned to the wreck scene, however, and surrendered. From him officers learned the identity of his companion as well as the names of two other youths they were to have picked up after stealing the cur in the 100 block on Olive street. Thu two companion.s who wailed for Womack and his confederate were picked up at Broad and Oak street. They gave their names as Herbert O'Brien, 16, West Virginia, and John Air Raider Flies Boldly to Japan But Japanese Claim Chinese Air Bomber "Is "Destroyed" TOKYO, Japan.—l/Pj—The first genuine air raid alarm in Japanese territory during the conflict with China spread along the western coast of Japan proper Thursday when Shanghai dispatches reported a lone Chinese air raider was headed this way. 'Liilor, a Japanese news agency said, the raider was caught and destroyed. (Continued on Page Three) Japs "Moli U|>" Shanghai SHANGHAI, China.-i/l'>--Jiipam.'hi- forces spread fire, death and destruction along tlie .southern border of the French concession Thursday, mopping up the last Chinese' defending the Shanghai area from the Nantao quarter. Watching the spectacular battle from the concession sidelines a few yards away, Pembroke Stephens, correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph, was killed by a hail of Japanese machine-gun bullets. Brussels Awaits Answer BRUSSELS, Belgium. ~ i,1')- Kiwoys of the United States, Britain. France and China attending the Brussels con- fern tx» on the Far Eastern war met Thursday to consider their possible policy in the eve-ill Japan refuses to talk peace with China. Late News Flashes Crops Extraordinarily Large WASHINGTON.-(/P)-The abundance of cotton, corn, wheat and other crops created the possibility Thursday that the cost of next yar's farm stabilization program may run into the big figures. Dublin Castle Wrecked by Blast DUBLIN, Ireland.-W-A land mine Thursday wrecked Dublin castle once occupied by the "Black and Tans" in a terrific Armistice day blast (The "Black and Tans" recruits of®- . ...'._ the Royul Irish Constabulary were enlisted in England for service in Ireland during the disturbances of 1919-21 >. Typhoon Hits Manila MANILA, P. I. - l/I'i — A typhoon struck Luzon island Thursday, driving a ship ashore, flooding Manila's streets, and toppling power lines. Hi-ails HOC RICHMOND, Va.-(yP)—Mrs. Walter D. Lamwr of MHCOH, Ga.. WHS elected president-general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Thursday at the general division's 44th annual convention, succeeding Mrs. John L. Woodbury of Louisville. 1. Which .slate bus the greatest coast line? i.' Where and whul is Liechtenstein? 3. Is il an uctu;il fact that Ire- hind lia.i no siiiikos? 4. Undoubtedly you remember the NRA stump, su widespread wa.s Us use. Bui cjii you name the figures of persons which it bore? 5. Is it possible thai any structure on earth might be visible to an observer on another planet? Answers on Classified Page Train Plunges i River QU1NCY, Ciilif.-(/l>i—The locomotive and mail-car of u Western Pacific passenger train plunged into swollen Feather river Thursday after the engine struck a rock in a narrow canyon at Pulga, 45 miles west of here. None of the ISO passengers was reported injured, but the engineer and firemen were missing. Mine Disaster in Japan TSUMAGOI, Japan—(/P>—Four hundred copper miners were believed buried alive Thursday by a landslide on KouiLMiushi mountain. $5,000,00(TonJ. S, Gold to Be Shipped to England WASHINGTON.-(/rV-The Treasury disclosed Wednesday that $5,000.000 worth of gold will be shipped to England, bringing to $15.250,000 the known exports of the metal. A ?10,:'50.flOO shipment which left for France Wednesday was the first physical outflow of the gold from this country in nearly two years. The metal was purchased by the English and French stabilization funds to prevent their currencies from going too high in relation to the dollar. The gold will be taken out of the $1,272,000,00(1 inactive fund of the Treasury. MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then thecking against the authoritative answers below: 1. What does "Au gratin" on a menu mean? 2. If the food which you are served in a restaurant is not well cooked, should you register your protest by not leaving a tip for the waiter? 3. May one touch one's lips with the tips of fingers dipped in a finger bowl? 4. If one is a guest at a dinner party given in a restaurant, should he leave a tip for the waighter? 5. When a man and woman are eating together in a restaurant, who gives the order? Whiit would you do if— You are invited to a bridge party and on the day of the party you l.uve a bad cold in the "sneezing" stage — (MI Call your hostess and tell Her your predicament and ask if she can get someone to substitute for you? U}| Go to the parly and apologize for your cold? (c) Stay home from the party— and explain to your hostess later? Answers 1. Covered with cheese or breadcrumbs. 2. No. 3. Yes. 4. No. 5. The man. Best "What Would You Do" solution—(a) (Copyright 1937, NEA, Service, Inc.) Recall Armistice in Many Nations Roosevelt at Arlington— British Won't Let Wind- sod in Church By the Associated Pi-ess The men who fought the last war, aind the men who may fight the next one, led the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Armistice in many lands Thursday. In Arlington national cemetery President Roosevelt paid tribute to the nation's dead with the traditional observance of two-minutes silence before the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Tlie president made no speech, but Daniel J. Doherty, national commander of the American Legion, said the memory of the nation's World war dead would best be served by the "enthronement of an enduring peace." Lay and Clerical . 1 Delegates Choseti | for 'Quadrennial* 'A 84th Methodist Confer- '\ ence Gets Under Way ; i in This City ,/.] UNIFICATION 1984 I Address by Bishop Moore ;! Opens Conference Wed- *« nesday Night /« By GEORGE DOUTHIT :\ Associated Press Correspondent O The Methodist Conference Thursday • elected all five lay delegates to the , f; quadrennial meeting and four of five i „•'. clerical delegates. Lay delegates are: J. S. M. Cannon, Little Rock; Dr. T. E. Fuller, Texarkana; C. A. Overstreet, Magnolia; J. P. Wommack,' Arkadelphia, and Carl Hollis, Warren 1 . Clerical delegates are: J'. D. Hammons, Uttle Rock; C. M. Heves, Camden; Clem Baker, Little Rock, and E. C. Rule, Camden. The conference too a ballot for final clerical delegates just before the neen recess. President J. H. Reynolds, of Hendrix College, told the conference in an address that one of the most pressing problems of Christiandom before us today is the training of young people. "The stability of the country depends on training them to follow the teachings of Jesus .Christ," he said; He said the world is Jiess safe today for democracy than it has been in the last hundred lears. He urged non-denominational religious training in the schools and' charged that "the principle of separation of church and state has been allowed to be constfued as separation of f .JWMgtoix,, an^*i<eftucatibriiLiC, v-...—Xw^Jj-i! "Let this condition go on for twtr" or three generations," he said," and you will have a pagan nation." Unification Approved The conference approved the Methodist unification plan by a vote of 198 for and only one against. Bishop Moore submitted the question. He briefly explained the limits of the plan, otherwise there was no discussion. A standing vote was taken. In a service admitting Ralph Clayton, of Junction City, Ark., in full connection, Bishop Moore commented: "Mrs. Roosevelt advised the women to be moderate in their drinking. I think you, Brother Clayton, can tell them to leave it alone." A chorus of amens followed. Bishop Moore further asserted, "Our trouble in this country is in the breakdown among ourselves, in our families. Nothing is wrong with youth. They're doing what parents let them do." • Wednesday Night The conference opened Wednesday night at 7:30 o'clock when Bishop John M. Moore addressed the conference on "The Unity of tlie Church," in which he spoke of tlie characteristics of the several branches of the Christian church in the world today and told of the work of the conference on Faith and Order in Edinburg, Scotland, last summer, which he attended. In spite of the ram a large congregation filled First Methodist church. The roll of the conference was called by the secretary, Dr. C. J. Greene, The choir, under the direction of Mrs. John W. Wellborn, gave a special lumber. Welcome addresses were given by Syd McMath, chairman of the board of stewards, Mayor Albert Graves, and he Rev. Fred R. Harrison, pastor-host. 3ishop Moore made appropriate response to tlie welcome. Hysteria in England LONDON, Eng.— (ff>) —An escaped asylum inmate broke through the dug's guard Thursday and with a cry of "Hypocrisy!" shattered the two-minutes silence of an Armistice day tribute to Britain's war dead. King George, standing at attention during a solemn service before the World war cenotaph, ignored the disturber. 7'he man shouted: "AH this is hypocrisy— you're deliberately preparing for war." Duke U Kept Out PARIS, France.— i./P>— The Rev. J. L. C. Dart, Anglican pastor, apologized to the Duke of Windsor for an "insult" to "a man who couldn't defend himself," but the duke nevertheless shunned the Armistice day service Thursday within St. George's church here because his presence previously had been declared unwelcome. Credit for introduction of the cig^ arette into English society is given to Laurence Olipham; it did not become popular, however, until 1870. A Thought Awise man will desire no more than he may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly. 1938 Planes Will Be Much Faster New Bonnets Will Enable Planes to Set New Records By the AP Feature Sen-ice WASHINGTON.-Air-cooled bonnets will be the style for next year's air- 'lane engines. It's a fashion that will bring new peed records, say engineers of tlie National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, who set the present prac- ical speed limit at five miles a minute. The new bonnets, they hope, wilj nake it possible to fly seven to 15 niles faster. With the old type of bonnet—cowling o the air-minded—air flows in over he engine and out through tlie skirt t the rear. The new cowling takes ir in through the center opening be- lind the propeller, pases it over the ylinders and then reverses the flow o send the air out through slots a few • inches behind the point where it entered. The front of the cowling looks like two doughnuts fitted together. The rear one can be moved back and forth to adjust the location of the outlet slots.

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