Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 19, 1937 · Page 1
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -Alex. M Washburn Dynamite—and Peace T HE wisdom of the world is not found in books—and . strange arc the instruments that contribute to peace. Over in Sweden the inventor of dynamite, flying a generation ago, endowed a trust fund for, among other things, the promotion of world pence. The man who this year gets the $40,600 award of the late dynamite king for his pacific efforts, is Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, an Englishman, one of the founders of the League of Nations, and a leading advocate of disarmament. Listen to Lord Cecil on peace and war: "I think young people should join League of Nations societies instead of singing pledges not to bear arms. Force exists. It is a fact, and you can't ignore it. We should work to control force by international agreement." That is common sense. Lord Cecil is worth several times $40,600, for he cautions the world that its problems arc not one but two—for in seeking to control the lust of war the world has also to guard against the folly of professional pacifism. — -- -•- - —© Farm Committees to Be Elected by Local Settlements Schedule of Elections Announced for Farm Conservation OPENS WEDNESDAY November 24th Is Date for All But One of the Communities Instructions luive just been received from I. W. DtiRgnn, acting director for the southern division of the Soil Conservation program, slating thnl it will lie necc.Ks.-iry to elect Hcniixtead community committecmen la serve on the l.'KIH Farm program during the week of November 2L 1 through 27th. Following is tlie schedule for Hie elections of committee-men: Wednesday, November 21, Spring Hill, McDowell's store, 8 a. in. Spring Hill township. Wednesday, November 24, Pnlinos church, 10 11. m. Bodcaw township. Wednesday, November 24, city hull in Hope, 11:30 n. in, DcRoiin, mid Watcrcrcck townships. Wednesday, November 24, DeAjin, Samuel's store, 1:30 p. m. Garland township. Wednesday, November 24, Blcvins Hardware store, 3:30 p. m. Wallaceburg township. Wednesday, November 24, McCaskill church, 5 p. m, Redland township. Wednesday, November 24, Fulton, White & Comi-ynY, .?.". i" Boi« D'Are township. ' Wednesday. November 24, Columbus, postofficc, 10:30 a. m. Saline township. Wednesday, November 24, Washington, courthouse, 1 p. in. O/.nn township. Wednesday, November 24, Ozan, Robinson's Slation, 3 p. in. O/.an township. Wednesday, November 24, Bingcr, Wolfe's store, 4 p. m. Minccroek township. Thursday, November 25, Piney Grove school 2 p. m. Noland township. Bailey Moves to Revise Utility Tax Governor Finds Too Wide a Range Assessment Hates LITTLE nOCK--(/I'i -The Slate Util- itie s Cnmmi.ssion ordered a 5270,00(1 annual reduction Friday in the rates of the Arkansas Power & Light Co. The rcduclion is based on consumption for (lie year ending June 30, 1937, with the now rate .scheduled to be applied on all billings on and after February I, l!«8. The commission said the Arkansas Power & Light Co. tipvnitud in 55 of the stale's 7!) counties, anil that the reduction would be effective on all residential, commercial and small power consumers throughout thu company's System in the stale. To ICcvisc Assessments LITTLK HOCK- Citing figures showing that utility company valuations for tax assessing purpose;; in Arkansas usually are from 11 to 30 per cent of values claimed for rate making purposes, Governor Ha i ley asked the Stale Utilities Coin/nsision and the Arkansas Corporation Commission Thursday to reconcile these values, The governor's suggestions were contained in a letter dictated before he entered (he hospital for a minor ailment Wednesday. He said he had hoped to attend joint conferences of the two commissions in the near future but thai illness would force his absence from the capilul for a brief jx-riod "I appreciate the fact that the values (Continued on Page Six) 1. Where is the source of the St.. Lawrence river'.' 2. What is the highest peak in North America',' In the United States'.' 3. What is the lowest point in United States',' 4. What are the meanings of these common abbreviation'.' cf., cwt.. e. g., i. e., stet, vi/.., and vs. 5. Was Edward VIII (now Duke of Windsor) crowned King of England? Answers on Classified I'afie A professional pacifist is one who, just before leaving home to attend a meeting to sign a pledge not to bear arms against a foreign robber, mii'kos sure that his house is locked up safely against a thief in his own home town. We flo not hale the professional pacifist—we arc simply impatient with him. i The world is full of complexities. TI.e world is full of problems as nearly insoluble as the problem of war. And there are many people who give an incautious answer when wiser heads are silent. The only worth-while contribution to world peace comes froin those who know something of war, cither by close study of history or by actual experience. Perhaps for that reason it would naturally he the inventor of dynamite who endowed a fund to pro- mole peace. Certainly the inventor of dynamite would know bctlcr than most men the terrible effects when his invention is turned to the grim uses of war. The cynic speculates on the seining paradox of a dead munition- maker promoting peace. The religionist speculates on the theory that Mr. Nobel was making a deathbed atonement for an evil life. But botlj the "paradox" and the "atonement" arc literary rubbish dumped out of bookish minds. The real America is under no illusion about the insoluble nature of war. The real America doesn't doubt but what the League of Nations offers the only known practical control of war. It was a solution 1 invented by an American, Woodrow Wilson—-but so drastic was the solution that his fellow citizens shrank away from it. Nor have we changed our minds to this day, except to get still furth- or awcy froin-'. the League. Our only recourse is to be very certain that we are at nil timos'adcquately prepared to defend ourselves. In other words—OUR HOUSE had belter be double-bolted when we go strolling off to the village pledge-signing meet. -.-,_ —«x> • ^k> Red Cross Fund Is Over $500 Mark Mem ps to ad Roll Call Reaches $513 on Friday's Report The Hempstead County Red Cross Roll fund climbed over the $500 mark Friday with a report of $19.:!5. Chairman Wayne H. England made a second appeal for rural chairmen to send in their reports. Previously reported 3493.85 Mrs. Leon Bundy 1.00 Hugh Smith l.Ofl W. W. Duckett 1.00 Saenger Theater .. . l.Ofl E. A. Morsani 1.00 J. E. Sandlin . 1.00 Frank Nolan 1.00 Henry Myers . 1.00 Hervey Holt 1.00 Charles Reynerson 1.00 Hope Steam Laundry 5.00 Mr. and Mrs, J. W. Carroll .. .75 Thomas J. Jackson .. .15 H. E. Burnett 1.00 H. A. Davis . .50 J. A. Davis i.00 $513.20 New Speed Mark Set at311 MPH Capt. (!eorge Eyston, of England, Establishes Auto Record BO-NNKV1LLK SALT FLATS, Utah -(/I 1 ) -Captain George Kyston, of England, Friday set a new world land speed record uf 311.42 miles per hour. Star i i WEATHER. Arhtinsas^Fuir a-nd colder, severe freeze Fn'rfri;/ nitjht; Saturday fair and continued cold. VOLUME £9—NUMBER 32 HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 193? PRICE 6c COPY JAPS THROUGH '48 Claude MaGee of Patmos Commits Suicide on Friday Farmer, 42, Found Dangling From Rope on Rafter of Barn HOUSE HAD BURNED Estranged From Wife, Believe Man Fired House, Killed Self The body of Claude MaGce, 42- year-old Hempstead county fanner, dangling from a rope tied to the was found early Friday morning rafter of- his barn about two miles smith of Patmos. Coroner J. H. Weaver and Deputy Sheriff Reginald Bcardcn who investigated said that it v/as a ease of suicide and no inquest was necessary. The body was discovered at 4:.'i() a. m. by Leroy Smith. 1!), following a fire which de.str iycd the MaGee home early Friday. Officers theorized that MaGee. who war. reported to be living estranged from his wife, fired his Lome and then went to the barn and committed suicide. Investigation showed, officers said, that MnGee climbed to the ceiling of bi.s barn, tied a rope to the rafter and around his neck and jumped. The fall broke his neck. Officers said they found no notes or farewell letters. MaGce's wife, who was living in tl:al community, was attracted to the scene of the fire along with .several other neighbors. When MaGee was found missing the Smith boy wont to the barn and discovered the body. MaGee had been a resident of the Fatmos community about two years, mcving'there-from Texas. Besides his widow, he is survived by four sisters, 'two of, whom live?at Abilene, Texas."" The body is held at Hope Furniture company undertaking parlors, pending funeral arrangements. Lord Cecil Wins Nobel Peace Prize Thinks Pacificts Futile— Should Help League of Nations STOCKHOLM, Sweden — (/I') - The lil.'i? Nobel peace pri/e was awarded Thursday to Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, one of the founders of the League of Nations and a leading advocate of disarmament. The former British cabinet member was selected because of his work in the League and his efforts to promote international goodwill. The prize is worth 158,000 Swedish kroner (about 540,1)00). The name of United Stales Secretary of State Cordell Hull was before the committee that u warded the prize. He had ben .sponsored by several Latin American countries. Lord Cecil is on a visit to the United States, his first since he received the Woodrow Wilson peace price 12 years ago. Lord Cecil learned of the honor in New York just before Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia Un- ivcrsily and himself u winner of the peace pri/e, presented him wlih an honorary degree of doctor of laws. In the United Slates to attend a conference of the World Alliance for International Friendship Through Churches, lie was the guest last week-end of President and Mrs. Roosevelt at the While House. The Nobel peace pri/e is awarded by a committee of five named by the Norwegian Storthing, or Parliament. Last year's winner of the peace award was Carlos Saavedra Lamas, foreign minister of Argentina. The last Americans to receive the peace pri/.e were Dr, Butll.T and Jane Addams, founder of Chicago's Hull House, who shared the 1931 award. Mystery of Vanished Bride Is Solved 2O Years After Explosion on High Seas Skip Tracers No. 2 Ill-Fated Story of Broken Honeymoon Doctor's Intel'ferenee >Blamed for Unspoken Marital Quarrel IT WAS~H~ER FACE Wife Wasn't Angry—But the Explosion Had Disfigured Her This is the second of a scries of six nxciliMg slories gleaned from the files of tlic Skip Tracers Co. in New York City. Rich story is front real life, about real people. Names of persons nnd places arc fictitious and if the name of any actual person is mentioned here it is purely a coincidence. (Continued on Page Six) Probable Starting Lineups HOPE Kamsey (180) Quimby (185) Keith (170) Jewell (150) Parsons (170) Stone (205) Reese (165) Bright (155) Ooleman (140) Masters (150) Eason (180) Team average . Line average Backfield average L. E. - L. T. L. G. C'. U. G. R. T. R. E. Q. B. L. 11. U. H. F. B. Hope Hope, Hope, BI.KV1NS Bunds (1(5(1) Cummin^ ( 1X0) Stoiu- (1-J5) Hendrix (150) Monser (ICO) Taylor (175) Manning (145) Brooks (160) Nolen (155) Yocom (145) Smith (155) 168 Blevins, 157 175 Blevins, 159 156 Blevins, 154 By DICK IMcCANN NEA Service Staff Writer They were the most graceful couple on the floor of the ship salon. And the happiest. "It seems so funny, Larry, to hav.e people calling me Mrs. Lawrence Stamm," she was saying, eyes sparkl ing up at him as they glided across the floor. "I don't think I'll ever get used to it." Larry just smiled down at his bride of two days. She chattered on . "Oh, Larry, deaf, we'll ba so happy together, won't we? ^ Our life-will bo jusl'bne big h"6ne'jrmoofi] wbn^tit', dej»r? I'm having such a grand time now 'and yet I just can't wait until we get back and open up our little home and There was a horrifying, deafening blast. The ship shivered. Things tumbled down. The salon was full of tiro. And freir/.y. Women screamed, men groaned. Terror cvcrysvhere . . . Aftermath Of Horror Lawrence Stamm found himself awake with everything around him while. Someone was bustling about . . . "Now, now, everything will be all right," a voice was saying, "just lie still." "My wife, my wife," asked Larry, "where is she? Let me up. I must find her. Let me up, 1 tell you, let me up ..." "Your wife, Mr. Stamm, is all right. She's here in the hospital in another room. She was rescued along with you." "The ship? The ship?" "It sank. An explosion in the boiler room, they tell inc. Now, just you rest and you'll see your wife soon. Maybe tomorrow." The Bride Who Wimtccl (o Hide Joan didn't want htm to sec her. She lay between the covers, bandages i completely covering her head and face. She could not talk, but Larry could tell that she didn't want him around. "What's the matter with her, doctor? Is she badly hurl?" The doctor was curt. "This is no time to talk," he said brusquely, and walked away. Cay after day, Larry came to the hospital but not a whit of information could he get from the doctor, nnd his pretty Joan, bride of only a week, .seemed to continue to resent his presence. Still wearing a hood of bandages, .she couldn't talk but Larry knew Dial she wanted him to go away and stay away. Bnl day afler day he came li sit hour afler hour beside his bride. | And then— I One day she was gone. Without a word. Without a trace. Larry camu to the hospital as usual that day and found her room empty No one knew—or would say—where :-hc bail gone. The nurse, the internes, the doctor, the doorman, and even the police. None of them knew. Starling Along Trail drown Cold "Tl-at was 2(1 years ago, Mr. Eisenburg-20 years ago last month," sighed Larry Stamm, now gray around llu 1 temples and a bit paunchy around the waist. "I've never seen her since, noi heard from her. Please find her foi me, Mr. Eisonbcrg—please." The years that had passed had been good to Larry Etatnm in other ways. He had risen from clerk to executive and he wanted his Joan to share his wealth. He wanted to finish that honeymoon with the sparkling-eyc<i little seamstress. So he had come to Daniel Eisenbcrs's Skip Tracers Co. in New York City, for help. "We'll do all we can, Mr. Stamm. but," said Eisenberg, "I'm not holding out much hope. The train is old and cold ..." But not too old nor too cold. Forty - eighl hours later the Skip Tracers located Mrs. Lawrence Stamm. It was all If she had to work for a living, she would be a seamstress— Congress Speeds Up the_Farm Bill Marketing Quotas for Corn Processing Tax Is Voted Down WASHINGTON—I/I')— Congressional committees nearccl completion of farm control bills Friday while senators ncl representatives devoted another day to talk. Chairman Smith, South Carolina Dcmoorat, announced that his senate committee would vote Saturday on the 'over normal granary" bill. The house committee, taking up in- Hvidual items, voted marketing quotas 'or corn, and voted down processing .axes on both corn and wheat. Senator Connally, Texas Democrat, contained the filibuster by Soulh- •rnors against the anti-lynching bill. A Thought Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end, dare to do our, duty, as we understand it.—Lincoln. (Continued on Page Six) MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. At a football game should one rise when the rival team's Alma Mater i.s sung? 2. Is it considerate to sit visiting in a public library? J. How should students greet their instructors? 4. Is heavy make-up good tasle in the day lime? 5. Should one wear hair ornaments with informal clothes? \Vhnl would you d« if— When you answer the telephone someone ask,s for you — (a) "I am Mrs. Rayton", ibi "This is she .speaking." (el "This is her"? Ans-ucrs 1. Yes. 2. No. 3. "How do you do. Miss Bradley" or "Good morning, Dr. French." 4. No. 5. No. Best "What Would You Do" solution — tbi. i Copyright 1!K)7, NEA, Service, lii^'.i Blevins to Get Crack at Hope First Team Here Friday Night Goodland Indian Academy, Originally Scheduled Here, Is Forced to Cancel Friday Morning The Hope High School football team will meet Blcvins High School's Hornets here Friday night, the Blcvins team replacing the Goodland, Okla., Indian Academy which cancelled because of "transportation difficulties." Coach Foy Hnmmons scheduled the •> Blcvins team after receiving a tele- | gram Friday morning from Joel S. Griggs, superintendent of the Indian Academy, which said: "Transportation broken down. Will be unable to come." The Blevins team is coached by E. O. Epperson, former Arkansas Tech fullback. The game starts at 8 p. m. and the admission price will be 15 and 35 cents. Season tickets will be honored. The record of the Blevins team: Blcvins 0, Bouxite 24. Blevins 6, Amity 0. Blevins 8, Glenwood U. nievin.-.- fi, Magnolia 0. Elevin.s 0, Gut-don 0. Blevins 7. Present! 12, Blcvins ,'il, Amity 0. Elevin.s 12, Arkadelphia 0. Blevins 14, Ashdown 0. According to Coach Epperson, a large delegation of Blevins fans plan to accompany the team to Hope. The Hornets are reported to be in good shape. Low Reading of 26 Is Followed by 29 Mercury Below Freezing Here for Second Consecutive Day The mercury dropped to below freezing early Friday morning for the second consecutive day. The low for the 24-hour period ending at 7 a. m. Friday showed a reading of 29 degres on the official weather thermometer at the Fruit and Truck Branch Experiment Station. 'Hie minimum for Thursday was 26 degrees. Another freez was forecast for this area Friday night; Saturday fair and continued cold. on Ballot in Primary Official Ballot Completed for City Election Tuesday The n.ames of 12 persons will appear on the official ballot as candidates for office in the City Democratic primary election Tuesday, November 30. The official ballot: Cotton NEW ORLEANS.- OP) -December cotton opened Friday at 7.85 and closed at 7.91. Spot cotton closed quiet two points higher, middling 7.90. FOR CITY ATTORNEY (Vote for one) STEVE CARR1GAN W. S. ATKINS FOR CITY RECORDER (Vole for one) T. K, B1LL1NGSLEY WARD I—FOR ALDERMAN (Vote for one} E. P. YOUNG For Central Comnu'ttcentait ED VANSICKLE WARD 2—FOR ALDERMAN (Vote for onei L. A. KEITH For Central Commitlcciiian TOM COLEMAN WARD 3—FOR ALDERMAN (Vote for one) DR, F ,D. HENRY THOMPSON EVANS Fur Central C'onuuittceman W. A. LEWIS WARD •!—FOR ALDERMAN (Vote for one) C. E. CASSIDY For Central Commillecman A. L. TAYLOR Jim R. Henry Speaks at Rotary Luncheon Friday Jim R. Henry spoke Friday at Rotary club's luncheon in Hotel Barlow, outlining the membership structure and requirements of the international organization. Coach Foy Hammons announced that due to a cancellation of the Goodland (Okla.1 Indian Academy the Blevins High School team would play the Bobcats here Friday nif.ht. 'Hindenburg' Line Defending Nanking Cracked in South Invaders Only 3 Miles From Soochow, Keystone of the Line PROBE U. S. POSITION Senators Want to Know 1 ' Why Envoy Bullitt Went to Poland SHANGHAI, China—(/P)— Japanese troops Friday cracked the southern pivot of the Chinese "Hindenburg line" defending Nanking, and struck shattering blows along its central and northern fronts. Fighting through mud and rain the Japanese drove the last Chinese de- ' fenders from Kasking and occupied that vital southern link in the "Kin-.-: denburg" chain. The central Japanese columns ad- . vanced to within three miles of Soo- chow, the line's keystone. Congress May Probe WASHINGTON— (/P)—Senator Vandenberg, Michigan Republican, and Senator Lewis, Illinois Democrat, joined Friday in asking an investigation of a report that William G. Bullitt, American ambassador to France, had been sent to Poland to "warn" that country against participating in the Italo-German-Japanese anti- Communist pact. Vandenberg interrupted the anti- lynching filibuster on the senate floor to read a newspaper dispatch from Paris which said Bullitt had gone t for that purpose.; The account said Bullit was understood to be "acting under instructions from President Roosevelt." ^ "-wv - £«feJ3;? a fi'W* •' ^ „ r #^ PARIS, France—W$—Toreign Minister Yvon Delbos told the Chamber o£ Deputies Friday that efforts to con- • ciliate the ChineserJapanese conflict 1 at the Brussels conference had failed. He said a new step toward mediation must be taken at Geneva. ,- ' The Brussels conference recessed last Monday for a week after- passing a resolution criticizing Japan. . At the Brussels conference Delos had declared that France followed the "attitude of conciliation demanded by the entire League of Nation. Conciliation collapsed. In several days it will be necessary to make a new decision at Geneva." R. Weisenberger Leaves City Race Announces Withdrawal as Candidate for City Attorney Royce Weisenberger announced Friday that he had withdrawn as a candidate for city attorney. He issued the following statement: "The Arkansas statutes require any candidate for municipal office in a city of the first class to have been a resident thereof for six months prior tr.- the election, regardless of whether it be a primary or general election. Of course, the candidate must possess a poll tax entitling him to vote in that flection. Rcali/.ing that all might aspire for public office, but only those eligible might serve, if fortunate enough to receive the greatest number :>f votes cast. I weighed very carefully my qualifications in this regard prior to filing as a candidate for City- Attorney, subject to the action of the Democratic primary, November 30, 1937. "My poll tax receipe is dated April 13, 1937, and entitles me to vote in the approaching primary election. Be« cause of the fact that it was issued in another county, I duly presented it to the Chairman of the City Central Committee and the City Clerk for inspection last week. I carry it in by bill fold at all times and will be glad to show it to those who have spread the rumor that I was without a poll tax, should they be willing to identify themselves. Mrs. Weisenberger, Frances and I moved to Hope within the corporate limits on May 29, 1937. We brought a truckload of furniture with us. I immediately opened my present law of r ficc here; but realizing that although I was no stranger to the practice of law, a new lawyer in any city, whether it be his home town or not, must temporarily rely on funds other than those derived from his practice for a living. I sold school supplies out of the county for a few weeks. On one occasion I was absent from the city for three weoks. but my family resided during that periuu ->t our present residence and 1 continued to maintain my present offi.-o. "Apparently my opponents do not consider the above sufficient to satisfy the statutes for their henchmen have started a whispering campaign to the effect that should I be elected, my (Continued on Page Six),

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