Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 17, 1937 · Page 1
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H Washburn Hope Judge Lynch The Holier-Than-Thous Self-Help Is Permanent Help N EVER was the need for an impartial and polilidally-in- depcndont United States Supreme Court HO obvious as in the recurring clash between North and South over the anti-lynching bill. Its enactment is nearer now than at any time in the generation-long fight to inflict federal punishment on Southern localities that tolerate mob rule. At other limes the Soulh's senators slml representatives have successfully filibustered the bill to death—and such a filibuster is under way this time, but confronted with desperate odds. Should the South lose this time, and should the federal government actually carry out the bill's terms, using federal police to search out mob members, and assessing fines like $10,000 against the county in which a lynching took place, paying that money to the family of the lynchers' victim— then the Smith's only hope and remedy would be the federal supreme court. We would then know the eternal wisdom of our forefathers in constructing the supreme court as an oasis of law in the desert of national politics—a refuge for fairness and justice in the national game hunt of sectional ignorance and prejudice. Star Produce Truck Is Overturned Here in Spectacular Crash Produce Strewn Over Highway 67 as Truck and Car Collide TOURISTS ESCAPE Alabama Car and Ritchie Truck Hit—None Seriously Hurt f Three men were injured, none scri-' ously, when a truck find an automobile collided on Highway B7 near the Davis Tourist Court about a mile and a half east of Hope at 10 p. in. Tuesday. The injured are Kale Teal and Joe Reno of Guntcrsville, Ala., occupants of the automobile, and Sam Shields of 1V>.arkana, driver of the truck. Teal, driver of the automobile, was probably the worst hurt, sustaining n deep gash on the right forehead and nose. His right arm and shoulder were injured. Reno sustained n broken tooth and bruises about the head. Shilds, truck driver, was bruised about the body and sulaincd lavera- tions aboul the face and head. Three other men riding in «hcAuto- mobile escaped unhurt. They were Fred Reno of Guntcrsville, Ala., Thurman Moore and E. M. Teal of Elora, Tenn. The five men were en route from Fort Worth,' Texas, to Elora, Tenn. The truck, owned by Ritchie Grocer company of Tcxiirkumi, and occupied only by lhu driver, Sam Shields, was headed west toward Hope. Occupants of the automobile said that Shields apparently lost control of the truck several yards before the crash. They said the truck had run off the pavement on the right side of the road —and in gelling back upon the pavement the truck skidded into the path of the car. The truck and automobile were badly damaged. The truck was loaded with groceries and vegetables which was strewn along the highway. Royal Wedding in Spite of Air Crash Bridegroom's Family Is Wiped Out En Route to Ceremony LONDON, Eng. — (7I 1 ) —Grand Duke Ludwig von Hesse Hei Rhcin, second cousin to Britain's King George, Wednesday married Miss Margaret Campbell Geddes in a private ci'romon.v cloaked with the tragedy of an ail crash that killed nearly all of th bridegroom's family. After the ceremony at St. Pctcr'.s church in Eton square, the tnoiirniiij., nc'wlywcd.s .started their honuymooi with a trip to Ostend, Beligum, to claim Die bodies of the duke's mother, brother, his brother's wife and sons ,to take them to the family seat at Darmstadt Germany. They were among the 11 persona killed Tuesday when a London-bound airliner crashed in flames near Ostend in a fog as they were en route to London for the 1 wedding. The plane hit a chimney. Editor Advises'No' for "Blind" Dates Rules for Freshmen Outlined by College Editor By JOAN Al' Feature Service Writer Don't rhumha if you want to be a coed in good standing. That's one of the rules in the booklet presented to all freshman girls at the University of Pittsburgh. ••Fittiquelle," edited by Mary Roche of the class of '40, advises saving rhumba, tango and southern swing exhibitions for private showings. Clusjroom Introductions Other pointers given include advice to; Collect names. Speak when you are spoken to and make a point of finding out later who spoke to you—so No civilized man will consider that the evil of lynching is an issue in the debate over the proposed federal law. What is proposed is simply an exercise of arbitrary power by one distant region over another, to humiliate one section of America, and to make another section feel self-righteous and holy. And to this writer, born and educated in Ihe North, and in his early years a newspaper observer of the course of justice in Northern district courts, it is as much the exercise of mob rule by Northern politicians as Old Judge Lynch himself in the most isolated Deep South. Every American knows our nation is founded on the principle of local self-government—and government gets better only us the people themselves demand that it get better. To enforce upon u minor government the edict of a superior government, without the consent of those locally governed, violates the American principle. We know, of course, that all the law-abiding citi/.cns of the South arc being victimised in this matter by the few unpunished hoodlums who once in a while in an isolated region commit a lynching. But consider bow difficult is the problem of law enforcement in any widely-scattered agricultural country, whether South or West— and consider how great has been the advance of the South in the last generation in putting a stop to mob^r.uJjfV t ,^ ' And when "you .considprVtneso"".' facts you pay tribute to the self- improvement of the people themselves, through their judges, their sheriffs, their lawyers, their ministers, and their local press. Chicago stopped its gang rule- Chicago alone. New York smashed Tammany Hall—New York alone. The South is checking Judge Lynch—the South alone. This way, and this way alone, will we be permanently better citizens in a permanently better ' land. But the mass indictment of the South now before congress—may the filibuster stand to the very last day that congress sit-s. Low 32V2 Degrees Is Reported Here Fails'Reach Beat Previous Low of 28 Degrees, October 23 Arkansas—Fair, continued cold with freezing temperature Wednesday night; Thursday partly cloudy, warmer. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 30 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17,1937 PRICE 6c COPY . I • /-,§ FILIBUSTER HOLDS Garland School Is Offered for Courthouse Site County-Wide Mass Meeting Would Sound Out Sentiment The Fruit & Truck Brunch Experiment station reported the official low temperature for the 24-hour period (.'ruling ;it 7 ;i. in. Wednesday ;it 32V-; degrees which i.s within ;i half degree • if (lie freezing point. The .season's low was a recording of 28 degrees on Octuher 23. The official weather forecast for this area Wednesday night i.s fair, continued cold with freezing UMiipera- ture.s; Thursday partly cloudy and continued, cold. ('Continued on Page Three) 1. Were the I'ilgrams who settled Plymouth Colony in 1620 the same us the "Purilans"? 2. Is the potato a native vcgela- hlc of Ireland? 3. Who was the "English Pope"? 4. How high is the Washington Monument? 5. The "robot heart" was invented by: Smith and Wesson; Lindbergh and Carrel; Two German scientists; Weber and Fields. Answers <m Classified l*nge k DEED IS TENDERED City Government Asked to Buy Elks Building as Community Center The cily council Tuesday nighl passed an ordinance aulhorizing and directing the mayor and cily clerk lo tentatively deed the Garland school property lo Ihc Hempstead county government. Behind the passage of Ihc ordinance is a proposal lo move Ihe Hempslead counly courthouse from Washington to Hope, with the Garland school property as the site for the courthouse. The deed is lo be placed in escrow pending a county election. If no election is called, the deed would rcvcrl back lo the city government A Mass Meeting The Slar is informed lhat a countywide mass meeting is expected to be called within the next 90 (lays to sound oul citizens on the proposal lo move Ihc courthouse from Washington lo Hope. If such a meeting is supporled, peli- tions are expected to be put in circu- lalion asking Ihc counly judge lo call an eleclion lo determine Ihc sile of Ihe counly seat. Mrs. Arthur Swanke, spokesman for various organizations of Hope, appeared before Iho council lo ask lhal Ihe Elks building be purchased by Ihe cily governmenl and lurned inlo a communityHtneeting center. . ,'Mrs^Swankii!said. tlie.property, could be. piirchas£d for $5;6por "" 7'hc maltefi was discussed and then referred to Ihe financial commitlce which, is expecled lo make a reporl al Ihc next meeting of the council. Organizations represented were Ihe various P.-T. A. unlls, Kiwanis club, Young Business Men's associalion, Cemetery association, Daughters of the American Rcvolulion, Ihe American Legion and Auxiliary. Garland Darwin, representing citizens who live on the Hope-Washington road, appeared before the council and asked thai a lighl line be exlendcd from the municipal planl lo that .section. Referred to Committee The mailer was referred lo Ihe waler and lighl committee with a request thai il make an investigation as lo Ihc number of contracts lhal can be obtained and whether such a line would be feasible. The council voted lo purchase a power line lhal exlends from Hope pasl the experiment stalion, al a cosl of 5605. The police committee recommended that Louie Riffe be employed as chief operator of Ihe municipal auto lesling .station which will be creeled in Iho ex- hibil building at Fair Park. All of Ihe equipment has arrived and is being installed. 'A factory representative arrived Wednesday lo supervise the work. Alderman F. D. Henry, chairman ol the fire and hose committee, recommended the purchase of 500 feet of new hose. The mailer was referred to Ihe Board of Public Affairs. A motion was approved that the city pay the expense of one firemen lo Ihi. Male firemen's school to be held a Little Rock December 1, 2, 3. Full-Length Film by Walt Disney Reviewer Forecasts Seven Dwarfs "Will Steal Show" By liUKBARD KEAVV HOLLYWOOD —</P)— "Snow While and Ihe Seven Dwarfs" is the first full- lenglh hand drawn motion picture, bul Wall Disney objects to calling it a "cartoon." "it's more than a cartoon," says Dis- Mayors Call on U, S. for More Relief Cash WASHINGTON. - (IPt - The United Stales conference of mayors asked Wednesday for more federal relief money unless recent increases in unemployment slop. The mayors directed their executive committee to survey unemployment conditions in December and recommend action when congress convenes in its regular January session. * * Red Cross Fund at $451 Wednesday Additional $23 Is Reported on Roll Call Dur- ; ing the Day The Hempstoad County Red Cross fund was brought to a total of $451.85 Wednesday with adidtional reports by committees soliciting the downtown area. Contributions Wednesday totaled $23. Previously reported $428.85 Dudley Feed Co 1.00 W. O. Scene 1.00 Dr. L. M. Lile 1.00 Miss Ray Webb 1.00 J. A. Brady 1.00 Harvey Crutchfield 1.00 Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Wellborn 1.00 ruthcr Hollamon 1.00 W. S. Atkins 1.00 Arthur Taylor 1.00 Sweeney Copcland 1.00 1.00 A. D. Brannon 1.00 1.00 Walter Carter Sam Womack Fred Poire 1.00 Willard Jones 1.00 Mrs. Guy Walkins 1.00 R. M. Wilson ' 1.00 Aline Johnson 1.00 C. B. Presley 1.00 C. P. Roberts 1.00 Comer C. Boyctt 1.00 X. B. Miller 1.00 ( Total...! 5451.85 Druggist Faces Jail Because He Sold His Goods Too Cheap Minnesota Case Is Typical of 42 New Little NRA'S Cut-Rate Druggist of Rochester, Minn., Is in Trouble FAIR-TRADE LAWS George T. Hilclen Invites Law's Test Against His Store Roosevelt, Garner Hit by Toothache President and Vice-President Smitten at Same Moment (Continued on Page Three) Using Hand Signals on Road Motorists are urged to become more familiar with Ihe use of hand signals in connection with turning, slowing down or stopping on streets and highways. In an effort to standardize hand signals by making them Ihe same in all sections, of the country traffic departments of most all the Slales have adcpled a sel of hand signals and strongly urge the public to use them at all times. Before turning, slowing down, or stopping, drivers must first see thai the movement can be made in safety. If any one might be affecled by Ihe movement, proper signals musl be given. A signal lo lurn righl or left, or lo slow down shall be given conlin- uously during not less than Ihe lass 100 feel traveled by the vehicle before turning. Such signals shall be given from Ihe lefl side of Ihe vehicle as follows: (.U Let lurn—Lefl hand and arm extended horizontally. (2) Right turn—Lefl hand and arm extended upward a,t an angle between the verticle and horizontal. (3) Slow or slop— I*ft hand and arm extended downward. WASHINGTON — (A') — Prcsidcnl Roosevoll and Vice President Garner sympathized with each other Tues- day—bolh fell victims al Ihc same lime to lhal common and irksome ailment, the loolhachc. It probably wouldn't happen again in 100 years, but hurried calls for the dentist went oul almost simultaneously Tuesday morning from the White House and a holel where Garner resides. The president was hil Ihe hardest though he did not lose a loolh. He was found to have a badly infeeleri molar and a slighl lemperalurc. On advice if physicians, he cancelled all engagements and kept lo his room. Garner had Iwo leelh extraclcd, by a Public Health Service dcnlist. He Ihen went to work at the capilol. Lieut. Comclr. Arthur H. Yando of Ihe Naval hospital Ircalcd Ihe chief executive's molar. When Garner heard aboul Ihc pres- idenl's trouble, he said: "You see how closely we work together?" Pictorial Lecture at Baptist Church "Natives of Palestine" Is Hamilton's Topic Wednesday An illustrated lecture on "Nalivi.s of Palestine" will be u feature <>f Ihe mid-week service at First Baptist church Wednesday night at 7:45 o'clock. The Rev. W. R. Hamilton will toll about the costumes and customs of the people who are figuring in much of the present-day news from PalrMmo. Both Jews and Arabs, antagonistic inhabitants of Palestine, around wh»m ll. p e conflict centers today, will bo piv- tured on the screen. Trust 1 pictures were made b> the local pastor with Leica "candid" i\nn- era on a tour of Palestine six >cirs ago. The public is invited. Southern California has developed into an outstanding aviation cenlfi in many respects, one of which is a speedy and efficient general charier service. By DON VOIGT NEA Service Special Correspondent ROCHESTER, Minn.—George T. Hilden admits that he made sales of a popular laundry soap and a baby food at prices less than a 10 per cent markup over cost to him. He may go to jail or pay a fine as a result. In making such sales, the 27-year- old druggist has run afoul of state "fair trade praclice" laws similar to those now governing retail trade in 42 states, and interstale trade under the Miller-Tydings act. Hilden, who runs the Pay Less Drug Store near Ihe famous Mayo Clinic, admits the sales, and says "I feel that after you have bought and paid for merchandise, it is yours to do with as you feel. If you want to give it away, that is your business, especially if you can improve the volume of your business at the same time—attract trade to your store." He Knew About IA\W The state law Hilden has run up against is one of the "lillle NRA" laws rcgulaling trade in many states, aimed at eliminating "loss leaders" and cut-rate sales, in which merchants sell certain articles at either a loss or a very small profit to draw business to the! rstores, or especially to draw it away from competitors. Minnesota's two "fair trade" laws were enacted last spring ,and provide that a merchant who sells goods at less than a 10 per cent "mark up" is guilty of a misdemeanor. Hilden knew all about the state law when he opened his new type of self- service, cut-rate drugstore last spring. But he went right ahead with his merchandising methods, willing to go to court with his theory that the state has no right to prevent merchants from selling their goods at any prices that suit them. Each week, out of some 20,000 items on his shelves, Hilden would offer about four articles at prices that were slightly above—or sometimes even a little below cost. State Stands on Law Within a few months competitors complained, and legal moves and counter-moves have ben going on in tlie courts ever since. Hilden admits selling the goods under the circumstances charged. His lawyer A. B. Christoffcrson of St. Paul, takes the position that as a general rule the government has no right to forbid sales below a certain Cott on NEW ORLEANS.— (/f>) -December cotlon opened Wednesday at 7.96 and closed at 7.88. Spot cotton closed steady seven points lower, middling 7.00. (Continued on Page Three) MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is it good manners for a motorist to gel in the middle of the road and refuse to pull over when another motorist wants to pass? 2. Is it as important to observe the "courtesies of Ihe road" as Ihe rules for behavior al social function:)? 3. Should one driving at night dim bright headlights when he meets another car? 4. Is it important thai motorists be careful in throwing burning cigarette stubs from cars? 5. Is it all right for a driver or me riding in a car to put out a hand to point at scenery? Whut would you do if— You are in a line of traffic that is slow in getting started— la) Blow your horn? (b)Swear? Ic) Sit quielly and wail? Answers 1. No. Bad manners and dangerous. 2. More important, because safety s involved when one is in a car. 3. Yes. 4. Yes, so as not lo hit a pedestrian or start a fire. 5. No, because Ihe driver behind will think it is a signal. Best "What Would You Dp" solution— (c). (Copyright 1937, NEA, Service, Inc.) Insisting that lie has a .right to sell his goods at whatever price he wishes, George T. Hilden, above, faces a fight in Minnesota courts under the state "fair practise" act. Hilden is proprietor of a cut-rate drugstore in Rochester, Minn., near the famous Mayo clinic. -. Customers serve themselves in the Pay Less Drugstore of Siochester, Minn., above, now the storm center of a suit testing the state "fair practise" law which requires a 10 per cent "mark-up," and makes a misdemeanor of selling for a smaller profit. Lepanto Man Is Masons' Choice Fred Stuckey Succeeds Eugene R. Ely as the Grand Master LITTLE KOCK.— (ffi —The grand lodge of Arkansas of Free and Accepted Masons elevated Fred Stuckey, of Lepanto, from deputy grand master to grand master at its annual convention Wednesday. He succeeds Eugene R. Ely, of Fort Smith. The grand chapter of Arkansas, Order of the Eastern Star, elected Mrs. Frances Bogan, of Luxora, worthy grand matron to succeed Mrs, Frances C. Boyd, of Fort Smith. Mrs. Bogan had been associate grand matron the past year. Other officers elected by the grand lodge included: R. E. Shelton, of Camden, grand senior warden; Ray Boyle, of Malvern, grand junior deacon. Officers of the grand chapter included: Mrs. Edythe Moll, of Stuttgart, associate grand conductress. Among the officers appointed by Mrs. Bogan were: Mrs. Helen Hughes, of RussellviUe, grand electa. Former Judge J. H. Black Dies of Heart Attack LITTLE ROCK.— (/P)-Judge Jewell H. Black, 48, former 14th district circuit judge, was found dead Wednesday in an hotel room here from what Coroner Howard A. Dishong said probably was a heart attack. A goose has about 12,00 muscles under its skin that do nothing but control the action of the feathers. A Thought God's thoughts, His will, His love, His judgments are all man's home.—George McDonald. Dy uniting we stand; by clivid- Anti-Lynch Bill Is Tied Up; Fight Also on Wages-Hours Southern Bloc Holds Senate Floor for the Sec- ' ' ond Day WANT LA~BOR TEST House Labor Committee Strives to Get Bill on', the Floor Non-Civil Service Names Face Suits Arkansas Democrat Reports Attack on County Welfare Setup LITTLE ROCK.—(/P)—The Arkansas Democrat reported concerted opposition Wednesday against the action of the State Welfare Board in approving 30 county welfare directors who had not been selected from the civil service eligible rolls. The newspaper reported these possibilities: 1. A test suit to determine if county directors should come under civil service regulations, 2. An injunction suit to restrain state approval of any directors not selected from the eligible lists. 3. An official inquiry at Washington into the qualifications of many persons approved as county directors. One high authority, the Democrat asserted, predicted the loss of federal welfare funds by 'the state unless an about-face is taken and qualified officials selected. Nevada Schedule for Farm Signing Thursday, Bluff City, Gum Grove—Friday, Bodcaw and Union Due to an omission last week in the Nevada county schedule for the signing of the applications for grant, the schedule from Thursday on, is given below: Thursday. November 18—Bluff City 9 to 2; Gum Grove 2:30 to 4. Friday, November 19—Bodcaw 9 to 1; Union 2 to 4. "Monday, November 22—Sutton 9 to 12; Lanneburg I to 5. tiesday, November 23—Cale 9 to 11; Rosston 12 to 4. WASHINGTON.-(ff)—The house labor committee renewe dits efforts to bor committee renewed Its efforts to tion's wage-hour bill Wednesday labile congress consumed more of the special session in talk rather than legislative work. Chairman Norton, New Jersey Democrat, announced that only two of the ^ 21 labor committee members had t voted for recalling the bill for revision. She said the committee majority would work on obtaining the necessary number of'signatures-^lS—to a petition that would bring the measure direct to the house floor. Across the capitol, the senate remained in the throes of a', Southern' filibuster against the anti-lynch bilL Senator Connally, Texas Democrat, had the floor. Meanwhile, Secretary Wallace advised the senators to adopt a "middle course" between extreme compulsory control and voluntary control over farm production andFmarketing, the new farm program, , , P. D. at Mount Vernon MOUNT VERNON.— (IP) —President Roosevelt said Wednesday that George J Washington's career made it ','almost^ certain" that the first president would have .favored present-day-goveynment' tf&on '^•afafthe'Su^ra.ur.l^'r^r ' The president's ; remarks were delivered to the presidents of the land-grant colleges and universities gathered 'at Washington's home in commemoration of the 75th annivoraary of the establishment of the Department of Agriculture. • Filibuster Begins WASHINGTON — (IP) — Southerners conducted an old-fashioned filibuster against anti-lynching legislation in the senate Tuesday. Senator Barkley (Dem,, Ky.), the majority leader, tried in vain to work out a back-stage agreement with proponents of the anti-lynehing measure, under which the senate could go ahead with the government reorganization bill of Senator Byrnes (Dem., S. C.), which is ready to be taken up. Byrnes, a bitter foe of anti-lynching bills, as well as the author of the reorganization measure, stole a march on the supporters of the former by obtaining the floor at the beginning of the session. In the afternoon Senator Wagner (Dem., N. Y.) succeeded in making a motion that the anti-lynch bill be debated. Then the filibuster began. Bitterly, Senator Connally (Dem., Tex.) warned his colleagues that an effort to pass the bill would cause "some little delay." He went into a long dissertation on the fact thatthe special session was called to enact the president's program, "I fail to find anywhere in the president's message any mention of this mailer," he said. "What was the session called for? I ask the leaders of the majority and the minority," Grinning broadly, Senator McNary of Oregon, the Republican leader, answered: "We don't know ourselves." "I do know," said Senator Bark» ley and he enumerated the bills listed by the president, observing that under the circumstances, consideration of the anti-lynching bill would not violate the special order of business. Connally Caustic Connally accused Wagner of introducing the bill "to go off on a vote catching expedition in Harlem." The Texan pleaded for quick action on farm legislation, asserting that "the cotton farmers in my state and in other Southern states are suffering as they have never suffered since 1914." ,* /v i (Continued on Page Three 1 Chinese Hold Up Japanese Advance Counter- Attacks Delay In* vaders" March Against Nanking By the Associated Press Chinese counter-attacks retarded the Japanese army's march on Nanking to some extent Wednesday. The Chinese army commanders grimly declared: "We will not capitulate pr cornr promise with Japan — we will fight to the last ditch." Thousands of fresh Chinese rein* forcements were thrown into the defense line protecting menaced Nail- king. *^

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