Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor i Alex. H Washburn Hope Voices—Not Always Virtuous Star A N ancient Greek," writes William Feather, editor of the Imperial Type Metal magazine, "once proposed that any legislator who proposed a new law should ho required to enter the chamber with a rope around his neck. If the law he introduced failed to pass, the penalty would be death by hanging." "The merit of this," continues Mr. Feather, "is tremendous. Any legislator who proposed such a law in this country would be acclaimed, and if his colleagues refused to vote for it they should be lynched as a token of the public's disgust with the mass of crax.y bills that jam the docket of every legislative hall in the country." Alas for the eclipse of a once-noble mind—the mind of Editor Feather! Verily 1 believe he would volunteer to put a rope around his own neck and submit his own life to the whim of the public's representatives. For the man who launched such a proposal would himself wear the rope—and hanged he certainly would be. Educators, clergy and editors, each in their turn, rail nt the follies of populnr legislntUm-—and yet I wonder if we are entirely just to ex poet only virtue among men who by the law of the land must be a cross-section of the people themselves. Neither virtue nor wisdom are outstanding among the ]>eoplc. If the people at times appear more virtuous and wise .than some of the men who pop up in the legislature it is only because the people are perforce silent, while a legislator is privileged to make Achievement Day Program Is Held at Hope City Hall 10 Demonstration Clubs and Farm Security Participate Here OPENS AT 10 A. M. Pantry Stores Exhibit Part of Livc-at-Homc Demonstration Ten clubs and the Farm Security Administration entered the Pantry Stores exhibit sponsored by the County Council of Home Demonstration Clubs at the Achievement Day program Kriday at Ho|)c city hall. The Farm Security Administration featured "Things for a Riny Day"; Christinas gifts; and dried products. Centcrvillc club exhibited a breakfast of cereal, eggs in tomatoes, and bacon, O/an .showed several apple dishes featuring Arkansas apples. Hopewell club had egg and cheese dishes. As a part of the Livc-At-Homc program, liie Farm Security Administration exhibited a well-balanced feed ration for both the production of milk and the maintenance of live stock on the farm. The dairy ration consisted of hammered peanut vines, the ground hegari fed, lespede/.a hoy. and John- win grass hay. For the maintenance of n .combination of the above feeds sttpp/.jmented $citir corrY-''tint!' hcgfn-i' heads. Misclldneons exhibits arc quills, rugs, pillow cases, spreads, toys, up-hokter- ed furniture, and hand-woven chair scats. The Program The following is the program for the day. 10 a. in. Call to order—President, Mrs. Loe Ciiirlunil. IOM). r > a. in. Group singing. 10:10 ii. in. Invocation. ll>:2;> a. in. Roll call of clubs -Secretary, Mrs. Wilbur Jones. 10:35 a.m. Minutes—Secretary, Mrs. Wilbur Jones. , Introduction of guests. I 10:15 a. in. Remarks— Mclva Btill- i'mgtii:. hiime demonstration agent. j 10:55 a. in. Phyli't -"The Jones Family L.iV'.-s at llome"—Melrosc club. Mrs. A. G. Z inmerly. Mrs. C. P. Zimnierly. ll:|il a. in Reading-Mrs. O. A. McKniL'hl .11:15 a. m. Talk—Clifford I,. Smith, L'ountV agent. •• Skit -"When IV O/.an-St. Paul i.-luh. i Talks Mis. Mary Enloe and Frank • Hor.sfiill. dislik't .supervisors, Farm j Security administration. ! Club ri'pnprls. i (Continued on Page Six) ! _ » » m [Special Session Convenes Monday | Slow Stall of Congress | Predicted by Demo ; Leaders ; WASHINGTON -</!'i—Predictions of i slow beginning, for the special .sc.s- iion of congress came Friday from lemocralic leaders, who nevertheless 'pledged thcnuselves to expedite the 'Roosevelt program. Speaker Hankhead said he believed t was inevitable that the liou.se would Hive to "jockey along for a few days ; it a time" because farm legislation : .vould not be ready when the special session starts Monday. ; (.'iMifm-iirc Postponed : WASHINGTON (/l'i — President , HooM'vcll said Friday that he would ' lalk with private power utility ex- : .-cutivcs next week, presumably about ; 'lis effort to get them lower property valuations with the view of. bringing } down electric rates. 1. Who was the German god of fireV 2. How many amendments have been added to the Constitution'.' 3. Football season is here, so you should easily identify the teams called: The Cornhuskers, The Middies, Fighting Irish, Wildcats, The Wolverines. 4. What is the most widely spoken language in the world? 5. Did U. S. Grant ever own slaves? Answers on Classifl.c<| Page himself heard. Legislators are simply a voice on tlu- mechanical transmitter of representative government — and, like the variety of music that reaches us on the radio, not all voices are to the liking of the friends of good government and of civilization. Not even when all the ayes and nnycs arc cast up is (he result always wise or virtuous. The majority volt- is sometimes wrung. But so are tile mnjorily of the people .sometimes wrong. Yet never has humanity found .so powerful 11 check against injustice a.s the principle of majority rule. If the majority are not, always right, at )e;ist they are not wrong for long. Too much expectation of wisdom and virtue in popular government has at limes persuaded men to destroy that government and put in its place an arbitrary rule which for the moment was all-virtuous and nil-wise. Bdt with time it decayed and become corrupt. Then there was no machinery by which the people could exert the principle of majority rule to lift upC'ressutti.'tnd restore justice-. This has been the history of' every form of government on earth —except our own. County Red Cross Roll" Fund Climbs $141 Is Contributed in the Second Day's Drive Friday The Henipstciid County Red Cross mil Cvind jumped $M1 Friday when ad- ditiomi! reports from committees canvassing the downtown aren were tabulated »l noon. The total now is $2:t',l. A total of $!)S was reported at noon Thursday, the fir.sl day's drive. The county membership quota is 7M). Persons missed in the canvass may leave their donations at cither the Cit- VOLUME 39—NUMBER 26 WEATHER. Arkansas — Cloudy, warmer F riday nif/ht, Saturday mostly cloudy. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBEH 12, 1937 PRICE 6c COPY BISHOP FLAYS -tr Homecoming Conference Game at 8 Carlene Bruner Is to Reign as Queen Over Grid Contest Hard-Fought Battle for Both Elevens Is Predicted \VEIGHTSj\RE EQUAL Will Be Final Conference Game of Season for Bobcats Bishop John M. Moore Opens 84th Annual Session of LittleRock Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church, in Hope Wednesday i/.ens National, bank or the First National bank. Previously reported George S. Median J. W. Cash K. 11. MeCleniore John 1'. Vesey P. M. Sinim.s Dolly Middlebrook.s W. If. Mann K. I 1 . Stewart Mrs. D P. Chamberlain Sy.l Mi-Mull. Lloyd Spencer K H. f.u-wiirl R. L. Broach . I-ink W. 'laylor Mineola Owen Cliff Stewart W. M. Bnimniett Kuss Spcar.s J. C. Cheatliain Lloyd Kinard $118.01) S 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.0!) 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.0(1 1 (III 1.0(1 I (Ml 1.0(1 1.00 I.Ill) . 1.0(1 1.01) 1.0(1 1.00 Hope nncl Russellvillc high school football teams clash in a homecoming conference game here Friday night in what is expected to be a tough battle for both elevens. It will be the fifth and final conference battle for the BibciiK having won two and lost two in the "Big 15." The Crimson Cyclone team will be after its third victory in the conference. RiiKscllvillc has won over two conference opixmonts and lost one, drop- ing ijs only game of the season, a conference battle, to Forrest City early in the season. Queen For Gnmc Miss Carlene Bruner has been chosen by the student body as queen for the homecoming game. She is :i senior. Chosen us her maids of honor nrc: Phcnac Munn, senior maid; Marion Smith, junior moid; Jenny Sue Moore, sophomore: maid; Mary Wilson, freshman mfiirl. Mayor Albert Grnvcfty-will crown 'Miss Bruner as queen just before the kickoff, which has been set for o'clock. Miss Brunei- will then present Captain G. V : . Keith of the Bobcat team the football, to be used in the Same, and to 'the Ruxsellvillc captain .she will present n wreath of flowers. Teams Evenly Matched On paper the two leani.s are about evenly matched. Mope has a onc- l-jiind weight adv.mUifie, according lo the M-irting lineup and weights re- IcHKctl by Clinch Foy Mammons of Mope and Wallace Bailey, veteran Rus- s'l'llville mentor. The Bobcat team will average 1GB ;,ounds, Kusscllvillc will average 1G7. The Hope line has a weight advantage •if five pounds, averaging 172 to Ui7 for Riis.w.-llville. The Crimson Cyclone backfii'ld has the Hope ball carriers outweighed seven pounds, av- L'nu.mg Ki7 to IGO for Hope. It is rep.irled from Russellville Hint Jimmy Minor. 197-pouml regular tackle, will not see action because of •in injured leg. The balance of the team is reported to be in good condition. The Crimson team boasts two powerful running hacks in J. Kectun, I7. r >-pound fullback, and Salmon, quarter. Mope Lineup Shifted The BuhcaUs will be.' minus the service of Ktlward Aslin, regular half- hack, because of a shoulder injury sustained in the Blytheville game last week. Aslin may suit-up—und then he may not. Coach Foy I luminous said Friday noon. Vas'co Bright, ace quarterback, will not be in the starting lineup but may see action later in the game, llammons said. Bright is nursing an ankle injury. In the starting backfield Friday night will be Masters at quarter, W. Parsons and Coleman at halfbacks, and the veU'ran Joe Kason at Fullback. fctill replaces W. I'ar.sons at guard K. M. Mi-William* Cdllin Bailey Eddie .Spraggins l- l)l) position. Captain G. V. Keith will 1-0" be at (In- other guard post, Stone and '• uil Quimby at tackles and Reese anc '" ,_ , „ „. . Jfaiiiiscv at ends. (Continued O n Page Six) HO( ^, „,„, fcjU)Ilc wj ,, be siighlly Cotton NKW ORLEANS. - </!•> cotton opened Friday at 7.99 oil ut 8.07 bid, 8.08 asked. Spot cotton clixscil .steady higher, middling 8.14. ('Continued on Page Three) A Thought December God gives lo every man the vir- cinil clns- tiie, temper, understanding, taste that lifts him into life, and lets 11 points him fall in just the niche he was ' ordained to fill. Probable Starting Lineups HOPE Uarasey (180) Quimby (185) Keith (170) Jewell (150) Still (150) Stone (205) Reese (165) . . Masters (150) . Parsons (170) Coleman (140) Eason (180) Team Average Line Average . Backfield Average HUSSELLV11J.K L. E. E. Keeton (145) L. T. . Gilbert (185) L. G. StaKJfs U75) C. Thompson (ISO) R. G. D. Panjrle (175) K. T. .. Stages (1G5) K. E. Young (145) Q. B. Salmon (155) H. H. Bat-son (180) L. H. Parker (160) F. B. J. Keeton (175) Hope, 168 Russellville, 167 Hope, 172 Russellville, 167 Hope, 160 Russellville, 167 's Crusade to Recover Youth, Declares Moore "Movies Have Gotten Hold of Youth by the Millions" 2 College Heads Guests of Rotary Club Hears Red Cross Appeal, and Vocational Work Outline Ho|>c Rotary club, at a session at- endetl by two college heads, heard a pla for the current Red Cross Roll Cull, and an explanation of the vocational work in the new department installed this year in Hope High School Visiting college presidents were, Dr. J. H. Reynolds, of ftcndrlx, at Conway; and Dr. J. P. Wwnack, of Henderson State, ut Arkadelphia. R. E. Jackson, head of the new department of vocational agriculture and manual arts at the high school, outlined the training to be given in the manuu-1 arts building which is now under construction. Building of the structure itself is affording special training for apprentice- brick-layers, the brick having been donated by N. P. O'Neal of Hope Brick company. The Red Cross appeal was presented by the Rev. Bert Webb, city chair- Friday that the United States, acting man of the roll call, and Wayne H. '"- """" ""' l "" 1 " "' : -'--' -* »-- —Photo by The Star ®TOP—This was the opening scene at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night in First Methodist church, Hope, of the 84th annual meeting of the Little Rock Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The special choir is singing, with Bishop John M. Moore about to deliver the opening address. Despite the rain which gripped the city the forepart of the week a capacity crowd heard Bishop Moore speak. BOTTOM—The seven presiding elders of the Little Rock Conference, photographed before a dinner meeting at Hotel Barlow Wednesday night: Left to right—The Revs. E. Clifton Rule, J. D. Baker, John L. Hoover, J. W. Mann, J. E. Cooper, J. D. Hammond and R. E. Faticett. (Continued on Page Three) Japan Willing to "TairWith U. S. Chinese Armies Pushed Further Back by Jap Troops BRUSSELS, Belgium.—VPi—An authoritative Japanese source declared Friday that the United States, acting for itself, still had a "ticket of en- (Cpntinued on Page Six) Milburn Injury Suit Being Heard Hope Man Asking $60,000 for Alleged Injuries in Car Mishap TEXARKANA, Ark.-The 560,000 personal injury suit of C. R. Milburn against the Southwestern Gas and Electric company, which opened here (Continued on Page Three) Advisory Board on Tenancy Is Named Bankhead - Jones Federal Act to Begin Functioning in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK.-M 3 )-A. M. Rogers, state director of the farm security administration, announced Friday appointment by Secretary Wallace of a state farm advisory committee for Arkansas to aid in the administration of the Bankhead-Jones farm tenant act. Joe Hardin, of Grady, plantation operator in the Arkansas delta section and member of the board of directors of the state farm bureau, was named chairman of the Arkansas committee. Rogers will serve as executive secretary. Other members are: Dan T. Gray, Fayetteville, dean of the college of agriculture, and direc tor of the experiment stations and agricultural extension sen-ice of the University of Arkansas. E. B. Matthews, Little Rock, state supervisor of Smith-Hughes school (Continued on ?9J?e 1938 LIQUOR FIGHT Lone Opponent of Unification Plan Withdraws His "No" Vote Bishop John M. Moore charged that "The movies have gotten hold of our young people by the millions," speaking to the Little Rock Methodist conference here Friday. He included his remarks in reference to the Bishop's' Crusade of 1938 • in connection with the Aldersgate Commemoration. "So many of our young people are attending Sunday school Sunday after Sunday without getting any religion," the bishop said. "We have lost the hold on our young ' people. The movies have got them. The movies have gotten hold of our young people by millions. "How many will be in the movies this afternoon? How many more tonight? Their minds filled with what? , They're running up and down the^ ' highways like they did riear,. Axkadel-'-' phia last week and fan into each oth- . er. They're doing it everywhere. * "" ..-.".VfflY? SPtt.to jappeaj^aSjSltrpngljr'to V them" as do the' amuiemeritsl That's" what this crusade is for." The conference adjourned ^session at noon Friday until Saturday morning. Anti-Liquor Campaign J. H. Glass, Little Rock, superintendent of the Arkansas Anti-Saloon league, informed the conference that the trustees of the league would meet in Little Rock in December to map plans for an anti-liquor campaign in 1938. "The time has come for battle," said Glass, "and what I mean is a real battle." Afterward Bishop Moore said, "Anytime anyone takes up a fight against liquor you'll always find the Methodists there to help." Presiding elders in annual reports Friday, pictured improved conditions in their districts. Reported numerous improvements in churches, and increase in preachers' salaries and church mmberships. Selection of J. L. Cannon, DeQueen, Thursday night completed five clerical delegates to the general conference. Lay alternates are: Dan Pittman, Frescott; Mrs. J. M. Stinson, Camden; Mrs. H. King Wade, Hot Springs. Clerical alternates: W. C. Watson, Malvern; J. L. Hoover, Monticello; and Francis A. Buddin, Pine Bluff. Unification Unanimous ' The conference's vote for approval of the unification plan became unanimous at Thursday afternoon session when the Rev. L. O. Lee of Bryant, Ark., asserted he was withdrawing his lone vote against the plan. Bishop Moore said this action was in order and the conference unanimously approved the Rev. Mr. Lee's action. Lee, in explaining his stand, said quote: When 1 arose in opposition I thought I would have a little support and since 1 am the lone opponent of the plan I am sincere in withdrawing that opposition in order to make the action of this conference unanimous." The Rev. H. C. Morris, Louisville, Ky., president of Asbury College, church paper publisher and noted evangelist, delivered sermons before conference Thursday afternoon and to* night. A, AJoothHeld on Ransom Charge Had Demanded $50,000 for Release of J. I. Seder, Kidnap Victim WASHINGTON—</P)-J. Edgar Hoover said Friday that federal agents had arrested Arnette A. Booth at Huntington, West Virginia, on charges of demanding $50,000 for the release of Dr. James I. Seder, 79, former minister who was kidnaped from his Huntington home November 1. Federal Indictment PROVIDENCE, R. J.—W—A federal grand jury Friday returned indictments against Walter E. O'Hara, managing director of the Narragansett race track, chairman of the state democratic committee, and three other persons charging violation of the corrupt practices act.
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