Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 17, 1935 · Page 1
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A Thought But If ye ewttttto Anything concerning other ittftHtr* It 1 shall t)« determined In a MW* j ful Aseemhty. —The Atii 19:». Hope VOLUME 37—NUMBER Star WBAtHHt Arkansas-*Ct«nldy, northwest Thursday ___.. I west and central portion* Prf* | day; slightly coder iwMlr#*gf J ! Thursday and Friday. J'/ntflrprJ FC HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1935 r———•_—- -- ' .[._ ' - ,_- •$—'-— - --•- _ ~— _..-•--- • • -- - ----- v :uir of Hope 1899; Press, 1927; OonsoU'lfttnd January 18, 1929. PRICE 6c CQJ BRITISH CAMEL PATROL I REPORTED BOMBED FROM Al Here and There Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBURN POVBRNOR FUTRELL'S special committee on county vJ finances brings in a report—you may read it in detail elsewhere in today's Star—whose two chief recommendations are these: (1) Turn over to tho counties 15 per cent of the state sales tax; (2) authorize the counties to license and tax Slot machines. As regards slot-machines, Thc Star ^premises n warm time for any public i official who .sponsors this predatory ; gnmbling raid against the small-change 1 of children. Thc purpose of "moral ! legislation' 'is to throw around chil- I dron tlic same safeguards that they • find in the home—proceeding on thc I assumption, which is too true, that a great many children arc turned loose "on their own" at such a tender age that thc community must in n measure play god-father to thorn. There is this difference between big-time gambling and slot-machines that makes slot-machines all the more despicable: Real gambling is played by men and paid out of men's own earned money —but the slot-machines are sustained out of thc pennies and nickels of children, already charges upon the community, practicing a fixed-gambling system which will teach them perchance how to become a charge upon thc community all their lives. XXX But there is n certain merit in thc other proposal submitted by the governor's committee—thc proposal to split off 15 per cent of the state's sales tax revenue and turn it over to thc Steve Carrigan to Speak on Program in Honor of Yerger Mayor Graves, J. R. Floyd, Commissioner Phipps Also on Program A TWO-OAY EVENT Yerger's 50th Anniversary as Teacher Attracts National Attention Attorney Steve Carrigan wjll dcliv- crithc principal address of a two-day celebration hero honoring thc 30th anniversary of the principalship of Henry Clay Yerger, one of Arkansas' most rlifitlncuishod n wo educators. •. . The address will bo given at 2 p. m. Friday in the auditorium of Yerger High School. Mayor Albert Graves, Joe R. Floyd of the Hope School Board, W. E. Phipps, state commissioner of education, arc among others listed for speeches. Outstanding negro educators of Arkansas, Tennessee and Virginia, will join in the celebration starting Thursday. The observance will be concluded Friday night with a reception "coithty ROvcrnficents. City Primary Hope to Vote for 4 Aldermen, Clerk and City Attorney Candidates' Lists to Close October 26—Week From Saturday FEES ESTABLISHED Primary Advanced Two Months Because of State and County Races Hope's city primary election will be hold November 26. This announcement was made Thursday by the City Democratic Central Committee, Ed VnnSicklc, chairman; W. A. Lewis, secretary; and Tom Colcmnn and Arthur Taylor as the other two members. The committee's action steps up the approximate primary date by two months, which the committee "dcem- e'd advisable due to the fact that 1936 is the year for the county and stale primaries." The committee said further. •••'•"•• . •.; \ ».•;,,».•..•. . ;, - ... .. . . . i "In 'view of the fact that "a 1 ^fcat At the present time the sales tax «l nllmbcr of thc citics of thc statobhold split 65 per cent to the schools and J5 : .. . , „ . _ . . .. :plit 65 per per cent to public relief needs. Thc committee recommends thnt this division be changed to; 50 per cent to the schools, 35 per cent to public relief, and 15 per cent to thc county governments. Advocates of the sales tax, of which this newspaper is one, will also insist that in the next legislature all exemptions be removed from thc present law, and thc original plan of re- Prison Work Plan Solves Dispute o Sheriff and Judj s Called November 26' L B e a r d e n and Stepheis Come to Agreement Rej garding Jail Expense \ TO GO TO PULASI^I Local Prisoners Will 'Work Out' Time on Othj er County's Rock-Pile' The dispute between Sheriff Jim honoring Yerger and his wife, Ella, . Moving property of 2 mills of thc at the Shovcr street school building. Thursday's Program Starting at 8 p. m. Thursday thc first program will be given in Verger High School building. The program: Processional. Negro National Anthem, Audience. Invocation, Rev. F. D. Adams. Spirituals, Glee Club. 8.7-mill state tax be carried out. XXX In supporting the Hall 2 per cent sales tax Thc Star contended, as its readers will recall, that much of thc tax legislation of today will prove to he more of a tax transfer than a tax increase. Tho original draft of the Arkansas "Reminiscence," Yerger High School 1 sales tax proposal called for a reduc- Students. Alma Mater Song, School. Address, Professor G. L. Tyus. Spirituals, Glee Club. Remarks by visitors. Response, Professor Henry Clay Yerger. Solo, Thelma Turner. Presentations. Spirituals. Open house will be held from 9 to 11 n. in. Friday at Yerger High School. This program starting at 2 p. m. Friday. Negro National Anthem. Invocation—Rev. W. H. Billiard. Negro spirituals — Yerger High School Glee club. Tribute to Yerger Henry Yerger's work, two-minute talks: Leo M. Favrol, field agent of the General Education Board, Richmond, Vs.; W. E. Phipps, state commissioner of education; Fred McCuistion, negro, of thc Julius Rosenwald fund; W. T. B. Williams, negro, field director of thc Jean Clatcr fund; AlbcrUi Clark, negro, of Tuskegce Institute; Miss Willie- A. Lawson, executive secretary of the Arkansas Education association; tion of one mill in properly taxation for every one per cent of sales taxation. Thut proposal was a 3 per cent sales tax, with a 3-mill reduction in thc state's 8.7-miIlnge. Actually, however, thc politicians threw in so many exemptions of food and medical items and what-not that | when the Hall bill was finally enacted it established a 2 per cent sales tax i without making thc promised 2-mill property tax reduction. A great outcry arose from thc grocers and others who find the exemptions to be unworkable. The thing to do now is to remove thc troublesome exemptions, carry through the promised 2-mill property tax reduction—and at the same time thc bankrupt county governments might bo given H small amount of relief. XXX This is not the wisest course as regards local government. Thc wisest plan would be to gradually eliminate thc state's 8.7-mill I their city primaries in October or November preceding thc general election, thc committee deems it advis- abble to change thc time of thc primary election to an earlier date." In past years thc city primary has usually been held near the close of January. Qn November 26 thc city will nominate for one aldcrmanic post in each of thc four wards; for city attorney; and for city clerk. Candidates' filing foes were fixed by the committee as follows: City clerk $15; city attorney $15; alderman ?5. The deadline for filing of the party pledge by candidates is midnight October 26—a week from Saturday. Polling places will be the same as in past years: Ward One, Arkansas Bank & Trust Co. building. Ward: Two Frisco passenger station. Ward Three: 556 Filling station. Ward Four: City hall. Beardon and County Judge H. Stephens over the kcping of prisoners in thc county jail—climaxed thc mil- die of August when thc sheriff h d the judge arrested after thc latt emptied the jail as an economy mca ure—came to a peaceful ending Thui day. The sheriff, who is attempting to curb law violations, and the judge, who is making an effort t» save thc county as much money ai possible, put their heads together/,in|a conference at Washington ThuiBday and worked out a plan suitable tf> both. . Thc result is this: In the future all prisoners convicled on misdemeanor charges and unable to pay their fines will not have to be ' led at thc county's expense. That vas satisfactory to the judge. j Thc prisoners will be taken to fti- I laski county and worked on the rock | pile. That was satisfactory to tlic; sheriff, who believes that if prisoners Iare forced to work crime will decrcssc. i Joan Crawford Tries Out Her New Autograph Italian Squadron;: Gasses 17th Corps Over British Ate Attar- two years of persistent wooing,_Fr.anchot Tonefled JoaaCrawford before the Cliffs, N. J. ( for the long-awaited wedding ceremony. And here the grinning bridegroom hSlp'S*fi61d-th book while they sit In an auto in New York and Miss Crawford compiles with an admirer's request 0| her RUtocraoh as'Mrs. Francbot Torie. • Half of Deflation Loss Is Restored Senator Fletcher Replies to Critics of New Deal's Policies prepared to make any vccommcnda WASHINGTON-(/]>)-Stnkin e back I li " n on lnis question to the president, at critics of New Deal spending, Chairman Fletcher, Florida Democrat, of the- senate banking committee, said Texarkana to Play Here Friday Night Miller County Team Holds Lopsided Wins Over Ashdown, Prescott The Hope High School Bobcats will be playing their second game this week when they tackle thc Razorbacks of Texarkana here Friday night in a game that is expected to be tough for both teams. The Razorbacks hold a 76-to-O conquest over /vshdown in an early sca- ii')n fray, and two weeks ago handed the Prescott Curlcy Wolves a 44-to-O defeat at Texarkana. Last week the Razorbacks lost to a strong DeQuecn team by several touchdowns that left tho Texarkana coaches puzzled; Coach Foy Hammons said Thursday that he expected his men to be in good shape for the game. Ramsey, regular end, returned to thc lineup Tuesday night against Arkadelphia, and will play Friday night. An injured leg on Stone, 215-pound Vackle, is much improved. All other u u ,..u mom hcrs of the squad are in good ,,..,. . . 5 T"'.', 1 ? shape except Reese, who pulled a mus- cf which he ,s a member ,s not yet j ^ \ m ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^.^ Doubtful If U. S. Will Fix Embargo Attitude T o w a r d Italy Must Await League's Detailed Policies WASHINGTON—(#•)—The United States was represented in official quarters Wednesday night as determined to withhold any decision on its attitude toward League of Nations sanctions against Italy until the countries directly concerned have defined a clcarcut program. Asked if a League of Nations ban on such materials for Italy might be ineffective if this country did not participate, Secretary Roper, said "that would be inferable, at least." Ho added that the National Munitions Board Bulletins ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.—(/P)—The American Federation of Labor voted Thursday to oppose this country's participation in the Olympic Games next year in Germany. The Federation also voted for the revival of industrial codes, which were abandoned when tlic NRA was declared un- ;c<mstitutional. CHICAGO — (/P) — Mrs. Anna Sage, "the woman in red" in thc Dillingcr case, lost her fight against deportation Thursday when Federal Judge Barnes dismissed a habeas corpus petition filed in her behalf. Faulty Titles to Delay Oil Drilling J. B. Yates Writes Explanation of Trouble on Rocky Mound Test It was doubtful Thursday whether Reese would be in thc starting lineup. Unless he is badly needed. Coach Hammons .said that he would Unlighted Wagon Blamed in Crash Luther Smith Smashes Car, None Hurt, on Washington Highway An unlightcd wagon was blamec for an automobile crash on the Hope- Washington road last Saturday night that damaged the car of Luther Smith to the extent of more than $50. Mr. Smih was en route to Washington. Three cars were approaching Partly blinded by their lights, Mr Smith was unable to see '.le unlighted wagon, also traveling towarc Washington. Tlic auto struck the lef rear wheel of the wagon, damaging the radiator badjy. The top of the cai struck a cultivator being carried 01 thc wagon. Fortunately no one was hurt. Fingerprints May Establish Identity London Silent Pending 0£ ficial Report on liland Incident A RiF-T~IN ALLIES? England Demands Promise of French Co-opera^ •$ tion-But France Delays'' •** ZEILA, British Somaliland—(£>}- Tribesmen reported Thursday to th district commissioner here that^the^ 17th British Camel Corps, guarding the':; Somaliland frontier, had suffered^] casultics during the Italian advance^ in the Ogaden desert. v ,,j,f The Havas News Agency (French)^ correspondent at Djibouti, Frenc Somaliland (Red sea terminal of t Ethiopian railroad), reported that was informed Italian airplanes drc ped gas bombs on the camel corps 01 fit in British Somaliland and a lai number of the samcls were felted'' the gas. . The Havas report did not state?! whether "there had been casualtfelfi among the men. " '*• Unconfirmed in London -S colonial office stated ThuTsdayw.|t \5fiSy n unable to confirm or* deny, a report^'- 1 " from Seila, British Somaliland, ; that; Italians had fired on a British camel corps unit. Italians Approach Makale ', FIELD HEADQUARTERS, Italian' Occupied Territory hi Northern Ethiopia—(Copyright Associated Press)— Italian military authorities prescribed., ;. Thursday a cautious advance on their '" next objective—Makale. They took precautions to permit constant maintenance of communiea-" 11 tions, a steady supply of food, and ! other necessities for their troops on the march. farther away from their base in the colony of Eritrea. . • Selassie to Fight ADDIS' ABABA, Ethiopia—(Copy-, right Associated Press)—Emperor Selassie declared Thursday, "I will not discuss peace while asingle Italian soldier remains on my soil." Informed that Great Britain has refused to reduce her fleet in the Mediterranean, the emperor exclaimed: "Tliis proves that Great Britain is determined to compel all outlaws to respect the covenant of international justice." Thursday: ••Government activities and expcn- (Conlinucd on page six) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: FIEG. 0. S. PAT. OFF, lars of bunk credit lost in the 21-billion-dollar deflation of 1933." property tax entirely, substituting I ••Business is going to f!ct the ben- yulcs taxes and other levies for it— | i-fit of that," Fletcher contended, and then leaving properly owners and county officials to work out their budget problem without slate interference. Twelve American stales have succeeded in eliminating the state property tax entirely. They ure: Rhode Island. California, Delaware, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota. Virginia and Wisconsin. In another quarter it was said that ufter Italy, Great Britain, France and other League members have agreed ^™ f)ut of actjon unU , thc upon definite courses regarding nexl week with Nashvi i lo .specific issues, Secretary Hull will ex-., restored about 10 billion dul- ; « mi " c C ,f h ,? U f'!, io " '" a , ny , way f," ' feeling thc United States before a decision is reached. Hull avoided any commitments concerning United States pnrticipalion in future developments, he .said this government had not as yet been questioned by Franco or keep Appeal to Federal From Winchester, Ky., J. B. Yate.s i j n Mystei'lOUS Guernsey Death Case Game Nets $18 for Bandboy Uniforms Great Britain as to what it thought, of ii proposal for an international boycott against Italian goods. Assert 17 Zenge Kin Went Insane Democrats Have SenateJJntil 1941 19 Party Seats Come-Up in 1936 Election, But 12 Are From South By HERBERT PLUMMER Associated Press Correspondent WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders of the senate laughed up their tlceves ut thc statement of William I B. Hodges, treasurer of the Republi- [ can national committee from 1924-28, I that he did not favor his party "fighting merely for thc return to power" in 1936. There's hardly any need for him to Tuesday's Game Raises Total for Hope Boys Band Fund to $638 birthday cundles make of yo\jr age. concern himself over such a ,.,, ^^,- , , .„ tion, they say. for it's a mathematical i L.-.' 3 " 1 A n The benefit football game between Hope and Arkadelphia, played here Tuesday night, netted thc Hope Boys i Uuul uniform fund $18.12, it was rc- ! ported Thursday by Mrs. E. P. Young. I Half the proceeds, after expenses j were .subtracted, went to thc uniform j Previously acknowledged $618.67 I Football proceeds 18.12 | Mary Eveljn Whilworth 1.00 ; Mrs. H. M. Kinarcl . . 1.00 i Total . 51)38.79 -«•»«• Masons to Meet at 8 o'Clock Thursday There will be a special called meeting of Whitficld lodge No. 239 F. & ' r "uUi" A ' M ' at 8 °' clock Thursday night for ?... *.; * T! the purpose of conferring the master's impossibility for G. O. P. to gain (Continued PU page sis) degree. All members are urged to attend, and visitors are invited, according lo R. R. Mbrris. Legion Post Will Meet on Thursday Large Attendance Asked at 8 o'clock at the Checkered Cafe The Hcmptlcad county pest of the American Legion will meet at 8 o'clock Thursday night at the Checkered cafe, it was announced Thursday morning. A full attendance of legionnaires is asked. Musical Program at Patmos Friday Night A musical benefit program, proceeds to go to the school, will be held at Putmos High School at 8 o'clock Friday night. Thc program will include the Blcvins Brothers; and the Ozark Harmony Twins, who have appeared on station WMBC, Detroit. Harol Robberts has granted the use of his public address system for thi.s pro- Attorneys Fight to Save Mutilator-Murderer From Death in Chair CHICAGO—(/!')—Portraying the defendant as u madman at. thc time of thc mutilation slaying of Dr. Waller J. Bauer, attorneys for Manclcvillu Zenge began a technical fight to save him from the electric chair Wednesday. Attorneys for the young Missourian. accused of the fatal emasculation of his successful rival for thc hand of beautiful Louise Shaffer Bauer, promised tc prove that 17 of his bl-iod relatives became insane. Mrs. Alice Zengc. in youthful central character in the .sensational trial, collapsed in a corridor after finishing her testimony, into the arms of her husband. J. Andy Zcngc. A physician revived her. She declined to join Mandevillc's three brothers in maintaining her boy was deranged. Asked if she believed he was insane, she gave this soft-voiced reply: "I ciukl not say." The .senior Zenge tuld of his son's has written The Star thc following letter" accounting for thc delay in proceeding with an oil test in the Rocky Mound area of Hcmpstcad county: "I deem it not amiss that at this time the parties who own land on and around Rocky Mound that were kind enough to execute on same an oil anil gas lease in my favor should have an explanation as to why drilling hus been delayed. By the Associated Press The estranged relationship between France and Great Britain approached a definite showdown Thursday. Britain demanded cf France a f promise of unqualified aid for the :'eaUl British fleet in case it is attacked m the Mediterranean while carrying out League of Nations penalties against Italy. Premier Laval, asking for more time, Fingerprints of an unidentified man held at Hope Furniture company morgue have been sent to thc Bureau of Identification, Washington, D. C. in an attempt to clear up his identity. The body has been held here since Monday. Many have viewed thc body, but all efforts to identify him have been unsuccessful. Unconscious when found at noon "I am to some extent to blame, far I Monday in a strip of woods near I assured the parties who are to drill ' Guernsey, he was taken to a local the well that the titles to said lands hospital, where he died Monday af- wcrc perfect, for I had been so advised by parties that ought to know. We find now that many titles have to be made good, and this is being done with expedition. "Mr. George Glass, the man who is to develop this area, has associated with him men of ample means u> do the matters and things contemplated. So all parties concerned should be patient and aid in every way to the final consummation of this undertak- ternoon. The man was dressed in overalle, wearing a week's growth of beard, and was about 60 years old. Absorption of U.S. Relief Is Delayed decided to lay before hfs cabinet the whole question of how far France would go to aid the British. Italy is determined to keep out of negotiations of any kind. Cliill Touches League GENEVA, Switzerland — (ff>) — The spectre of possible parliamentary revolt against sanctions cast a chill over thc League of Nations' discussions of the British "buy nothing from iisty" proposed Thursday. After a 2',-i-hour session the committee for economic sanctions adjourned without a decision. Walthcr Stucki, spokesman for the Swiss delegation, said if Swiucrlan ' joins tho buy-nothing campaign and Italy retaliates by buying nothing from Switzerland, thc Swiss working class may suffer severely and unemployment may increase. Poland also was anxious. (Poland ' recently traded a large quantity of h,s bi JO d id- ing , spent considcrablc , noncy in sc . 120,000 on WPA Rolls, But!P° lish coal to ltal >' m '',° f" ,. . ., curing these leases and save up -1,017 A,,^fl, Q1 . on (\t\r\ Qflll jstruclion of a new Polish passenger ollu-r (0 f the ucrcs ^ b , ockcd which cnlbl . aa . d AllOttlCr ^0,000 btlll ' liner in Italian shipyards.) Left on Relief heart Q[ fiek| Folirtccl , vca ,.. s w cll ci f 11 :1 S° wc s P<snt 154,000 in drilling alR ' on the farm formerly owned by Sid Henry, lest the well but the showing indicated possible large production. It is my opinion that Mr. Glass will bribng in a big well if the landowners will show such forbearance as the situation warrants. If this well docs come in the landowners and the cit- i/.cns of Hope will have a day of rejoicing. Mussolini Stand; Firm PARIS, France—(/P)—Hope that Premier Pierre Laval might find a way to bring the Italo-Ethiopian war to an end apparently vanished Wednesday night. Both the British and Kalian ambas- , ,,,r,. • u i i u sadors .authoritative sources said, an- lar WPA project hst-but delay hasii IJ(Junced their governments' refusal of ic.xultcd from "the reluctance ol j thfi Frcnch prenl j ei -' s propositions. Comptroller General McCmi to re- , p rcmicr M USS olin, it was said, agam lease funds." refused through Vittorio Ccrruli, his LITTLE ROCK—(/Pi-Deputy SUte i Works Progress (WPA» Administrator '• B^loyd Sharp announced Thursday on his return from Washington that President Roosevelt has approved practically all of Arkansas' 28-million-dol- Sharp said it is impossible to absorb ambassador, to state his terms for a gieat love for the girl who jilted him., —^_^ "Louise" he said, "about three! I have received no letters ol com- - M ...«»»-.v. v ., ~ . , ^ years ago began calling me '0ad'." ! P'aint due to this delay from any of all relief workers w Arkansas by No- settlemmt O f t h e conflict or to say t-x- "Have you an opinion as to his j the landowners, for which I want tojvember 1. ^ ^ _ , ac tly what he wants ui Etliiopia. mental condition?" Green inquired. "My opinion," he answered deliberately, "i.s thai he.- wits Insane," compliment them, but I have received letters from people who have no interest whtttevoi: io this affair," He said approximately 20,000 work- j ers are 011 the state WPA rolls, but , almost 20,000 more are marking time. I Both Great Britain and France, of- (Cojit.Lu.ued cl

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