Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 16, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H Washburn .— Cash on the Hoof I 'AST week's movement of a single 'herd of 248 entile through tho .streets of Hope to the Tuesday auction at the Stttton & Collier slock yards was a spectacular bit of publicity for ihc livestock industry in southwest Arkansas. But even more impressive for Ihe business leaders of Hope must be the sales figures on last Tuesday—$9,814.95. Sutton & Collier bring a great many stockmen here from beyond our trade territory, and their exchange operations leave a good sum of money in this community permanently. But their greatest single achievement passes almost unnoticed. In addition to the big auction every Tuesday they maintain a buyer at the slockyarcls through the week. This means that the livestock owner in this territory has a cash market in Hope any time he choses to sell. Here is an industry and an exchange that Hope should get behind .solidly. If the city government can assist in obtaining better and larger quarters, in obtaining t?*ack- age rights for loading pens, or constructing a permanent livestock exchange plant, then the city ought to do it. Star Barksdale Field to Be Host at Aerial Party This Sunday Hope Citizens Given Invitation by Lt.-Col. Donald P. Muse CHARITY AIR PARTY 100 New-Type Fighting- Planes to Take Part in Maneuvers Citizens of Hope and Hcmpstcad county were invited Tuesday by Lieut. Col. Donald P. Mu.se, past executive officer of Qarkwliilc Field, to nttcnd 11 mnnunotli charity nir demonstration on Sunday, November 21, at the big Army Air Force ba.se at Shrcvcport. Further notice of the big air demonstration will be given by a rapid swing around the cities of the tri-statc territory early Sunday morning of 54 low-wing Army attack planes of the Third Attack Groupp. To My Over Here These ships, new Nortlirup planes with a cruising speed of 200 miles «n hour, will (ly over Hope and Prescolt about 8 o'clock Sunday mornintf, in a tour that will take them .through east Texas, south Arkansas, and north Louisiana a few hours before the opening of tho demonstration at Barksdale Field in Shrcvcporl. ; Colonel Muse visited Hope ancTpor-- somiiiy iiivfied local"c'iuzens io'the big air event, an annual affair during Native Arkun.snn Lieutenant-Colonel Donald P. Muse, who extends the invitation to attend Sunday's demonstration at Shreveport, is Arkansas' mast distinguished son in the Army Air Force. Born at Jmictio.. City, Ark., Lieutenant-Colonel Muse lias been a high ranking air officer for many years. which fighting squadrons of Uncle Sam's GHQ Air Force demonstrate the latest dc VLlopmcnts in aerial warfare. More than 100 new-type fighting planes will lak part in the maneuvers, including a squadron of the Army's new "flying fortresses," thought to he the fastest bombers of their size in the world. Several typos of bombs, including 100 pounders and parachute bombs, will be dropped on ground targets. Two hundred mile per hour fighting pianos will conduct mass machine gun firing in which more than 200,000 rounds arc fired per minute. Tiny but powerful pursuit planes will conduct "dog-fighting" high in the air, demonstrating tactics used in actual combat. 'Mass parachute jumping, seldom staged, will be an added feature. Tu I'ruseiit Trophies Highlighting the events will be the appearance of Major Gnerul Frank M. Andrews, Commanding General of tho GHQ Air Force, who will present two coveted trophies to Burksdale Field tactical unit.s for excellence in training during the past year. They are the famous Frank Luke Memorial Trophy for pursuit gunnery leadership and Ihe prized Colombian Trophy for safety. The elaborate aerial program will start at 1:80 p. m. and will continue without a pause until 4:30 p. m., presenting the most colorful air event ever staged in the South. More than 25,000 persons are expected to witness the affair. Special arrangements have been made by Barksdale Field authorities for free parking of automobiles within the ginal military reservation, which is the largest in the world. A corps of more than a hundred military police will direct traffic. Among the features will be, the ap- (Continucd on Page Three) 1. How many members are there in the President's cabinet'? 2. The dollar is the monetary unit of the United States. Of what countries are the following monetary units? Yuan, dinar, zloly, lire, drachma rupee. 3. When was "The Star Spangled Banner" adopted as the U. S. national anthem? 4. The ruling family of England, now known as the Windsors, had a different name before the World war. What was it? 5. What is the salary of th* U. S. President? OH Classified Page Pine Bluff only a year ago opened a livestock exchange that we understand is doing phenomenally well. Tex'irkaiia has a big exchange in permanent quarters that include even a stockmen's hotel for visiting buyers. The opportunity before n city in this respect is not limited by ifs population—but by its trade area; and no city anywhere near its si/.u in Arkansas draws from n larger farm territory thim Hope does. The necessity to encourage the livestock industry and make it a permanent part of our land program i.s urgent and obvious. Against the 40 million acres' that the South ordinarily plants to cotton we read of congressional bills to reduce this to 2T> million acres in 1938—a cut of nearly 40 per cent. No matter how you juggle arguments or currency, common sense tolls you that unless the 15 million idle acres are applied to some other die we will lose a substantial part of our cash income. Between the whole-milk market offered by Kraft-Phoenix Cheese corporation, and a day-by-day cash market for livestock, the way is opened for replacement of cotton revenues as fast as they arc depicted by the price-protecting government program. Thomas Catts, 81, Dies Washington Arkansas Resident Since 1894, He Succumbs v/l.^|!$onday Night., Thomas Ned Catts, 81, well-known Washington antl Hempstead county man. died at 9 p. m. Monday at his home in Washington. He had been ill a number of months. Born in Missouri In 1856, he moved to Arkansas in 1894. He had been a resident of Hempstead county many years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs Mary Catts of Washington, a son. E. C. Calls of Atlanta, Ga., two sisters, Mrs. Lucy V. Hopson of Mt. Vcrnon, Mo., and Mrs. A. T. Boolhc of Piercy City, Mo. Three nieces and five nephews also survive. Funeral services will he held at 4 p. m. Wednesday from the Washington Baptist church with the Rev. S. A. Whitlow, Arkadelphia, officiating. Burial will bo in the Washington cemetery. Active pallbearers: E. R. Timberlake, Paul Dudney, P. Q. Lovely, Joe Jackson, W. I. Slroud and Sammy Smith. Honorary pallbearers: Crit Stuart, Gene 1'enigar, I. L. Pilkinlon, Oscar Gold, Jim Page, Bob Patterson, O. T. Beck, R. L. Levins, J. F. Dougar, W. E. Elmorc, W. B. Frazer, A. N. Stroud, J. R. Card, Luther Smith, Ed Velvin, and A. P. Deloney. Experiment Farm Program at Ozan Station Will Present Moving Picture Show at Oisan School On Tuesday night, November Ifi, the members of the experiment station at Hope will present a program to the fanners and their families of the Ozan community, ul the Ozan school building. There will be a moving picture show, musical numbers, and informational and interesting lectures. The program is free. All of the people living in the Ozan community are urged to attend the program. Negro Committee for Unemployment Seven Will Assist Local Negroes in Filling- Out Cards A committee of seven negroes has been named to assist local negroes in filling out postoffico forms in the national unemployment census which began Tuesday, it was announced at HOOK. Negroes, like whites, will obtain their unemployment report curds through the postoffic, and they may obtain assistance from the following negro committee in filling the forms out: x Edmond Davis, chairman; T. A. Hamilton, Will Cooper, Dr. R. C. Lewis, Chester Yerger, Jim Glenn and A. R. McKJnley. WEATHER. Arkansas—Fair and colder, temperature below jrvesinft Tuesday night; Wednesday fair, sloioly rising temperature. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 29 ^BBgBaU* ^^^^m jjn^UA ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^* ^^_^^ HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16,1937 PRICE 6c COPY DILL Kiwanis Sponsors Christmas Lights Downtown in Hope Committee of Three Will Solicit Merchants This Season SUCCESSFUL IN 1936 Most of Lights Salvaged From Last Year, Will Be Used Again The Hope Kiwanis club again this year will sponsor a movement to decorate the business section of town with brilliant-colored lights during Die Christmas holiday season. Lights will bo strung across intersections of streets and. from building to building in the downtown ara. Cost of decorating will be small as compared to tho amount of money spent last year. Many of tho lights and decorations wore salvaged from last year. However, several lights must be replaced. A committee of three were appointed at tho Kiwanis luncheon meeting Tuesday to solicit donations from merchants to replace these lights. The committee i.s composed of Leo Touer, Sid Bundy and Arthur Swanke. "The lighting system and decorations last Christmas brought compliments from visitors all the way from Dallas to Little Rock," R. V. Hcrndon, president of the club said. "We want to make Hope just as attractive this season," Mr. Hcrndon said. Final plans for the decorating and lighting of tho town will be made at a later mooting of the club. The city government is expected to furnish electricity free of charge, as was the case last year. Ed Shortess, representative of Kiwanis International, spoko to the club Tuesday on new amendments and bylaws. The local club voted to adopt .the amendments, one of which included the territorial expansion of the club to include the entire county. Rilcy Lcwallon of Hope, H. Earl King of Ozan, and J. Mark Jackson of Bingcn were guests of the club. Tho three men represent the Hempstead County Agriculture committee which governs the U. S. farm program in this county. Battles to Ban Roadside Signs Lie Ahead of 1938 Legislatures Beauty and Safety Are Aims of U. S. Roadside Council Propose to Prohibit Marring of Landscape With Advertising MAKING PROGRESS Presbyterian Meeting to Be Held Tuesday Tlie Presbyterian mid-week service will be held Tuesday night in the educational building at 7:30 o'clock to discuss the minister's annuity plan for the general assembly and to determine the local course of action. The officers are especially urged to iittend. A large attendance is desired. The local church will be represented Wednesday at tho Prcsbyteria's fellowship banquet in Arkadelphia where the annuity plan will again be discussed. A new all-metal cabin plan which sets new standards in desirable qualities for private, business and pleasure iperation i.s reported ready for market. MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Should one stop eating until a waiter has finished refilling a cut or rearranging dishes on the tahlc? 2. Is it good manners for a host to argue with a waiter over a bill in the presence of hi.s guests? 3. Is it good taste to try (a impress one's guests by lavish tipping? 4. For what is the larger of two knives, found on the average restaurant table, to be used? 5. What is the meaning of table d'hote as seen on a menu? What would you do if— The menu is written in French and you cannot understand it- fa) Ask waiter to interpret it and then do your choosing? (bj Ask waiter to choose for you? (c) Guess at it? Answers 1. Yes, or there i.s likely to be an accident. 2. No. 3. No. Tipping should be done as inconspicuously as possible. 4. The slightly larger, and supposedly sharper, knife for cutting meat; the smaller for spreading butter on bread. 5. Literally "table of the host." Means a meal at a set price without regard to how much or how little one orders. Best "What Would You Do" solution—(a) is safer and (b) is interesting if you limit him in price. (Copyright 1937, NEA, Service, Inc.) Maine Raps Billboards, and Delaware Strikes Auto Junkyards By NER Service NEW YORK—A determined assault on roadside billboards that lacerate the landscape and soil the scenery will be launched next year by the National Roadside Council, composed of some 15 organizations interested in preserving and restoring natural beauty. The council's aim is nothing less than complete elimination of advertising from the rural countryside. It admits that no stale regulations have as yet accomplished this aim, but it is hopeful in view of drastic prp- posals scheduled to come before many slate legislative sessions in 1338. Maine, according to the council, is the loader in progress toward a "sign- loss" countryside. Its already somewhat .drastic Jaw^oLlSSS .was strengthened this ye.ar, raising*.the perrmt fe£ for roadside billboards from ?1 for each sign to a graded fee ranging up to 55. The Maine law was also amended to permit cities and towns to levy n further tax in addition to the state rate if they wish. Must Be Fenced Delaware also took a rap at roadside ruination this summer, the council reports, by a new law that auto junk yards, unless a quarter of a mile fro mthc road, must be fenced according to state specifications. Tho Ma.ssiichusetts Department of Public Works has disapproved 813 billboards and ordered their removal under a law 12 years old, which has not been rigidly enforced. Tlie roadside committee of the Long Island Association removed more than 7000 signs illegally placed in an effort to prepare proper approaches for the World's Fair. Almost every .state legislature will be a battleground this winter for measures aimed at tightening or relaxing the regulations surrounding roadside bcauUfiealion. Even counties and smaller unit.s are concerned with similar regulation. Will Be "Boulevards" License and permit laws, usually requiring n setback from the road for even permitted signboards, are being sought in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, New York, Penndsyl- vania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wisconsin. A Connecticut bill was presented which would confine advertising signs to the "build-up" areas, and in Indiana there was a plan to impowcr the 1 Stale Highway Commission to designate any part of any state highway a "boulevard" and prohibit signs within 500 feet. Most of the .state regulations exempt signs actually on or near the places of business they advertise. So in Massachusetts, Virginia and other stales, the effort is being made to expand this to permit signs not only for the place of business itself, but for any goods sold there. Thus a package of gum or a bottle of soft drink for sale to any stand would open the gale to big signs there without regard so "setback" laws. llcly on /lining Now Tlie Roadside Council, however, is beginning to lose faith in control und regulation of roadside advertising by taxing signs and limiting their sue and position. It now tends to rclp more on /oning, that is, the creating of certain rural areas in which all signs are prohibited, and the defining of business centers svhcre they are permitted under certain circumstances and conditions, The council is a federation of many stale and regional organizations working toward the same end, and ha* llie co-operation of a score of other organizations working for civic and usthflu- betterment in general. The Roadside Committee of the American Automobile Association is also working on plans for similar improvement of the safety and beauty of rural roads. Here's an example of grouped unloveliness—a s pot the National Roadside Council describes as "ribbon slum" which it hopes to eliminate from the nation's highways. The slens, almost piled on top of each other, not only are uely in themselves, hut also hide the natural landscape beauty. A highway, if properly planned, can enhance the natural beauty of the countryside—but only if the. roadside is kept free of billboards and unsightly rubbish. Note how the highway above, landscaped and fitted to natural contours, reveals rather than mars the landscape scene, > Chinese Officials Withdraw From Nanking as Japs Advance But Military Will Continue to Defend City—3 Major Towns in Path of Japs Marching Up From Shanghai By tho Associated Press Three of China's great cities Tuesday lay in the path of Japan's army advancing from Shanghai—while the Brussels Far Eastern conference, frustrated in its first peace attempt, took a recess to study its next move. Cocklcburs sometimes act as bird traps, by entangling the feathers of small birds. A Tbpwght Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.—Shakespeare. The Chinese fled from Nanking, their capital; from Tsinan, capital of the rich Shantung province; and from Sooshow, central point of the Chinese defenses of Shanghai and Nanking. Italy was expected to bolt the Brussels nine-power conference when'il reconvened next Monday to take up the question of positive help for China. Italy voted "No," and Norway, Sweden and Denmark refrained from voting this Monday on a declaration crit- cizing Japan for her action in China and her refusal to come to the conference. A source close to the foreign office in Tokyo said Japanese withdrawal from the nine-power pact pledging respect for Chinese sovereignty, under which the Brussels assembly was called, would be considered within the next few days. Insurgent headquarters at Irun, in warring Spain, announced Japan would recognize Generalissimo Francisco Franco's insurgent government on November 25, the anniversary of the signing of the German-Japanese anti-Communism pact, which Italy recently joined. (iovcrnnifiit Quits Nanking NANKING, China.— (/!>) -Tho government decided Tuesday night to move to Hankow, on the Yangtze nearly 300 miles to the west, because of the threat to the capital by the Japanese armies davancing from Shanghai. The civil departments will be moved, but officials emphasized that this did not mean abandonment of the capital. They vowed that the army would defend Nanking to the last ditch, with Chiang Kai-Shek, premier-generalissimo, himself in command. From the standpoint of an engineer designing a large air transport, it has been shown economically worth while to spend as much as $3000 to gain one mile an hour in an experimental machine. Red Cross Drive Is HalfJFinished 360 Memberships Obtained, Against County Quota of 750 Additional reports Tuesday brought the Hempstead County Red Cross Roll Call fund to a total of $428.85. This amount represents a total of 360 members. The membership quota for the county is 750. Reports from township chairmen have not yet been received, the amount to date being from business establishments, employes of industrial plants and professional men and 'women. Previously reported .$393.85 L. W. Young 1,00 E. P. Young 1.00 Harry Shiver 1.00 R. P. May „ 1.00 John Walton 1.00 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore 2.00 Miss Wyble Wimberly : 1.00 Miss Jackson 1,00 William Ramsey 1.00 Will Ed Waller 1.00 Charles O. Thomas 1.00 Fred A. Luck 1.00 Mrs. C. W. Garner 1.00 George Robison 1.00 Mrs. Claude Stewart 1.00 Mrs. T. Munn 1.00 Mrs. Pauline Britf 1.00 Corbin Foster 1.00 Phillip Foster 1.00 Clyde Coffee 1.00 T. Joplin 1.00 Marsdell Bailey 1.00 C. C. Lewis 1.00 C. F. Routon, Sr 1.00 Geo. W. Robison & Co 10.00 R. P. Bo wen Named Secretary C. of C. Malvern Man to Take Up His Duties Here by December 1 Directors of the Hope Chamber of Commerce Monday night selected R. P. Bowen of Malvern as the new secretary of the Hope commercial organization. Selection of Mr. Bown was announced Tuesday by B. L. Kaufman, president of the Hope chamber. "Mr. Bowen has been in chamber of conunerce work at Malvorn for a number of years mid is an Arkansas booster," Mr. Kaufman said. Prior to entering this work, Mr. Bowen was a member of the Malvern school faculty, Mr. Bowen, aged about 50, is expected to move his family to Hope by the first of December when he will take up his work here as secretary. Besides serving as secrtary of the Malvern chamber of commerce, lie lias been active in church work at Malvern for many years. Total. $423.85 Brother of Mrs, Earl O'Neal IB Found Safe Mrs. Earl O'Neal of Hope, who last week appealed to the press for assistance in locating her brother, Jim Powell, 16, who disappeared from his home at Conway, said Tuesday that he had been located. Mrs. O'Neal received a wire from her sister, Mrs. Charles Williams of West Virginia, telling her that their brother, Jim, had arrived there safely Sunday night after a sight-seeing tour. He had been missing nearly 10 days when an appeal was made to the press and officers in an effort to locate him. •«»•*•»*• 26,338 Bales Ginned, Against 21,345 in 1936 There were 26,338 bales of cotton ginned in Hempstead county from the crop of 1937 prior to November 1, as compared with 21,345 bales ginned to Npvember 1, 1936, according to the November 1 report of W. H. Etter, special qgent for the Bureau of the Census, which was announced Tuesday. F.D.R's Program Sidetracked; Lynch Billjsjp First Senator Byrnes Reveals Pending Crisis in the Senate E X P E C T FILIBUSTER Southern Senators Band Together for Last- Ditch Bttle • WASHINGTON^ (ff) -The senate sidetracked the administration program Tuesday as it prepared to take up the controversial anti-Ityjiching bill. Senator Byrnes, South Carolina Democrat, announced on th floor that, a motion would be made for consideration of the controversial lynching measure. He said leaders had decided not to permit him to move for immediate consideration of the government re- roganization bill, the only one of Pres- ' ident Roosevelt's measures ready for consideration. There were immediate signs of a filibuster to block action on the anti-^ lynching measure. There was a short, sharp explosion on the part of Southern senators who have been opposing it. Senator Wagner, .New York Democrat who is back- , ing the measure, has said he believed any filibuster would be short-lived. " Byrnes' disclosure in the senate fol r lowed conference of Democratic Lead-* er Barkly with other administration, leaders. 2.31 Inches Rain ^ Official Total So Far in November Reported at . 6.25 Inches The Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station reported the official measurements of railfall for tho 24-hour period ending at 7 a. m. Tuesday totaled 2.31 inches. This brought the total rainfall for November up to 6.24 inches. Other recordings showed: Nov. 5—.2 of an inch; Nov. 9—1,45 inches; Nov. 1ft—2.35 inches; Nov. "11 —.11 of an inch; Nov. 16—2.31 Inches. The low temperature for the 24- hour period ending at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning was 42 degrees. The minimum for this month was a recording of 33 on November 6. Snow Over Arkansas LITTLE ROCK.—W)-^Snow fell over scattered sections of the northern half of Arkansas Tuesday while heavy rains were reported to the south. The heaviest fall of the day was reported from the northwestern corner of the state, where Rogers and Bentonville recorded four inches; Little Rock, Helena and Batesville also reported snow. • a •. Big Camden Paper Milljsjlosed Several Hundred Jobless as 'Suspension' Continued Is CAMDEN, Ark. — Severa hundred men continued idle when the Southern Kraft Corporation's paper and pulp mill here, failed to reopen Monday after a 10-day sh'utdown. "Lack of orders" was given as the reason. Local officials have received no intimation as to when the mill will reopen. Most of the workers had no cash reserves and the unemployment problem is becoming acute here. Tlie paper mill closed Thursday, November 4. More than 1,200 men are affected. Wood cutters and billet haulers are working on curtailed shifts and are storing the wood outside the mill property. Thousands of billets have been piled up around the Ctillendale ball park adjoining the mill property. This mill, a subsidiary of the International Paper Company, is one of several paper mills of the company in the South which are closed. The company has mills at Bastrop, La., Georgetown, S. C., Mobile, Ala., Moss Point, Miss., and Panama City, Fla. A new $12,000,000 mill is under construction at Springhill, La. It was reported (Continued on Page Three) Cotton NEW ORLEANS - (.f) - December cotton opened Tuesday at 7.86 and closed at 7.92. Spot cotton closed steady and un. chanced, middling 7.97. I,

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