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m Late News Flashes PrMcoll IVtnn Is Killed SHREVEf'ORT, La.—(/P)—Mc!vin Hudson Johnson, 30, grocery employe who came here recently from Prescott, Ark., and three others wire killed Monday when their car collided with n Louisiana & Arkansas freight train at a crossing near Bossier City. Koosctell Sllll Confined WASHINGTON—(/P)—President Roosevelt, on the advice of his physician and dentist, Monday cancelled his Thanksgiving trip to Warm Springs, Gu., and made plans to go there later. Star 5% Beer Held to Be Intoxicating; Ban in Poolhalls Craighead C i r c u i t's Acquittal of Pool Operators Reversed BROCKELHURST UP Decision on Appeal of Gate's Slayer Probably Next Monday LITTLE ROCK.—M')—Tho Arkansas Supreme Court held Monday Hint 5 per cent beer was intoxicating liquor and could not be sold in Arkansas pool halls. The court said Crai|>head circuit erred in acquitting four pool ball operators arrested on charges °f selling 5 per cent beer. The legislative act of 1931 forbids sale of intoxicants on pool hall premises. The court look under submission for probable decision next Monday the appeal of Lester Brockclhurst, 23, of Gnlc.sburg, 111., from his death .sentence conviction for the slaying of Victor Gates, Little Hock planter, May 6. The tribunal upheld a $25,000 judgment given L. R. Kendall, .10, of Magnolia, against the Kroger Grocer & Baking Co. in Clark circuit. Kendall charged he WHS permanently injured when flour fell on him (it the Kroger store at Magnolia where he was employed. A. J. Arrington of Washington Dies Funeral Held at New Hope at 3 o'Clock Monday Afternoon Cnmdcii Mill Resume* CAMDEN, Ark.—(/!')—Twelve hundred employes of the Southern Kraft corporation's pulp & paper mill returned to work Monday after being idle since November 4. Lack of orders was given as the rciispii for the temporary shutdown, U. S. Vociidonnl Fund LITTLE ROCK-</P»—The slate received $139,387.34 Monday from the federal government for vocational education extension work. Gels Life Sentence LITTLE ROCK-(/l')—Chester Mc- Hridc pleaded guilty to fatally shoot- in),' his estranged wife when she refused (o return to him and received a life sentence Monday. Strikers Vacate FishwGo. Plant Pontiac Tied Up by "Outlaw" Strike—Goodyear Men Return VOLUME 39—NUMBER 34 WKATlfER. Arkan8a8-.yiowl.il with rain ami snow Monday night andTuesday • slightly tvarmcr Tuesday. HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22,1937 PRICE 6c COPY NANKIN FALL A. J. Arrington, 52, died at his home near Washington p. .m. "Sunday after an illness of several months. He was a nstive of Hempstead county. Funeral services were to bo held at 3 p. m. Monday at New Hope church with the Rev. T. L. Epson of Nashville and the Rev. W. H. Stinglcy ol Washington, officiating. Burial will be in the Hew Hope cemetery. Surviving arc his widow, four sons, A. R. Arrington of Mope, Von, Truman and Noal of Washington; one daughter, Marie Arrington of Washington, and one sister, Mrs. A. R. Pannell of Oklahoma City, Okla. Pallbearers: E. M. McWilliams, W. D. Atkins, Guy Watkins, Rufua Polk, Lannie Beck, D. P. Watkin.s, Lester Wiilkin-s. Ginning 14,949,078 inst 10,767,140 Again* .Arkansas Total 1,420,713 « Bales Against 1,148,817 i Last Year ! WASHINGTON.-I/I';—The Bureau of the Census reported Monday that cot- I ton (if this year's growth ginned prior | to November 14 totacdl 14,949.078 run- 1 ning bales compared with 10.7C7.MO last year. Ginnings in Arkansas for the same periods were 1,429,713 against 1,148,817. , Hope Man Arrested After Fight Sunday Police Chief John W. Ridgdill Monday that J. S. Conway, Jr., been arrested and released on bond for his appearance in municipal court next Monday following a fight at 10 p. m. Sunday near Bully's Bar, South Walnut .street, in which Seek Sullivan of Hope sustained a slash on the left arm with a knife. Ridgdill said Sullivan was taken to Josephine hospital where he received treatment and then removed to his homo. PONTIAC, Mich.-M'i-Strikors who had held General Motors' Fisher Body plant since Wednesday marched out Monday, led by Homer Martin, international president of tho United Automobile Workers of America. Martin said the company would be notified that the men had left and he would attempt to open negotiations on the grievances which caused the strike I'ontiiic "Outlaw" Strike DETROIT, Mich. —(/l'i- The high command of the United Automobile Workers confronted reealcritnnt leaders of nn "unauthorized" sitdown strike in the Pontiuc Fisher body plant SundXy, then raced to Pontiac for another meeting without giving any indication of plans for ending the dispute. A mass meeting at Pontiac, attended by approximately 1,200 unionists from nil that city's factories, passed a resolution protesting "decentralization of General Motors activities" without attempts to employ dismissed men. In a report on the "decentralization George Connibeqr, n union secretary, said that work at the.Fisher plant has bpen shifted an increasing amounts •ttt thtf Flsho.' plant ttt Linden, N. J., because of an "anti-union attitude of New Jersey sUite authorities." UAW President Hancr Martin said at Flint Saturday that "no small proup" could expect to ignore the policy of the International Board and stay within "the pale of the union." i.ome observers expressed belief that he intended to seek risciplinnry action against the men and the Pontiac local which rejected the international's pica t-j end the strike. (inoilycnr Strike Ends Akron. O.~(/I')—John Mouse, president of Goodyear local of the United Rubber Workers of America, said Saturday night that the union voted to ond the sit-down strike at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. at midnight. Union members, in an unannounced vote, accepted a. settlement proposal was di.scuji.scd at n meeting for more than four hours, House said. The proposal, it was reported, provides no layoffs in tho tire and tube division beyond tho.sc now planned; that all lay- iffs he made on seniority; and that no 10-year employes be laid off. A Thought Well (li)t'S Heaven take care that no man secures happiness by crime.—Alfieri. 1. What King of England could neither read nor write English? 2. How did the designation "two- bits." meaning une quarter dollar, 3. Arc any two objects exactly alike? 4. Is Newfoundland a part of the Dominion of Canada? 5. Jones drove 1170 miles in his car beginning Tuesday morning and ending Wednesday evening of the following week, if ho drove 10 miles less on each succeeding day, what were his daily mileages? Answers M»I C'liisslJli'd J'nju' Senate Applauds Woman's Speech Honors Dixie Graves for Address on Anti-Lynching Measure t W ASH WGTON.(/P;—Vice President Garner has grown weary of speeches after some 35 years in Congress, but even ho sat down and listened when Senator Dixie Bibb Graves of Alabama had her say about lynching. Close attention—something no other senator ha.s had this season—was- accorded Mrs. Graves when she took part in the filibuster against the aiUi-lynch- ing bill. "I am not going to talk just to consume time," she said. "I just want to tell you what I think about this bill." Twenty minutes later, when she had finished, her colleagues applauded. It was u rarely-given tribute, frowned on by rules. Republicans joined Democrats in shaking her hand. The new Alabama senator, appointed to office by her governor-husband, arose fur her maiden Senate speech after u series of consultations with her Southern colleagues. "I abhor lynching," she said quietly. "if you pass this gill you will say to the world that we have a group of Southern states thiit can not or will nol cnfroce the law and that we will send our federal law down to take control." Mrs. Graves urged "misinformed" proponents to investigate conditions." "You will find in every section of the South," she said, "local peace officers who are anxious and alert to protect their prisoners." The unti-lynching bill would seek to punish peace officers with jail terms and political subdivisions with damages in event of lynchings. Others joined Senator Groves Saturday in the week-long filibuster. It will be resumed Monday, to continue (Continued on Pnge Six) November Coldest in Eight Years, the Record Discloses Low of 20 Degrees Exceeded Only by 1929, With Record of 17 FIRST FROST OCT. 22 16 Days Early This Year- Winter Strikes New England Winter's first flurries of snow fell in Hope Monday morning, adding to the already early appearance of cold weather. The low temperature for the 24-hour period ending at 7 a, m. Sunday wiis 27 degrees. Monday's minimum was 30 degrees. Saturday's low temperature of 20 degrees was the coldest November day since 1929, the Fruit and Truck Branch Experiment station weather records showed. On November 23, 1929, B low temperature of 17 degrees was recorded. The all-time low for November during the last 50 years was a recording of 16 degrees. The average killing frost for the 50-! year period is November 8. This year the first killing frost came on October 22, about 16 days ahead of the average. The earliest killing frost in the past 50 years was October 10, 1906. 10-Year Report Here is the 10-year record of November low temperatures: 1937—November 20—20 degrees. 1936—November 27—27 degrees. 1935—November 23—27% degrees. 1934—November 23—28Vi degrees. 1933—November 2fi—28 degrees. 1932—November. 16—21 degrees. 1931—November 3i—34,1 degrees. 1930—November 27—25 degrees. 1929—November 23—17 degrees. 192S^-Novernb(»r"2&=22 degrees!- Get-Rich-Quick "Cupids 11 Treat Lovers Heartlessly, the Skip Tracers Discover Another Lost and Found Story From Skip Tracer Files By the Associated Press Snow and freezing weather gave New England and parts of the Middle Atlantic stales their first chilling taste of winter Monday. Eight persons died in New England over tho week-end as heavy seas on the New Hampshire coast flooded highways and damaged summer homes. Red Cross Total NowUp to $643 Blevins Vicinity Reports Total of $57.05 Monday Blevins' contribution to the Hempstead County Red Cross roll fund brought the total Monday to $643.61. Miss Emma Phillips and A. B. Worthington, chairman of the membership drive in Blevins, reported a total of $57.05. Wayne H. England, general chairman, appealed for other rural chairmen to make their reports immediately in an effort to close the membership drive. Previously reported ?8fi.5C Blevins Report M L. Nelson 1.00 VIrs. M. L. Nelson . . 1,00 P. H. Stephens 1.00 T. J. Stewart . 1.00 J. J. Bruce 1.00 Eugene Stephens 1,00 J, Foster 1.00 J. J. Foster . l.oo VI. L. Spears . 1.00 Srigar M. Lcverett 1,00 3r. J. E. Gentry 1.00 Jlevins Drug Store 1.00 P. C. Stephens 1.00 Herman Brown 1.00 Annie L. Bostick 1.00 I. W. Hcndrix 1 00 W. U. Made l.oo Herbert M. Stephens 1.00 Mrs. Herbert M. Stephens 1.00 J. M. Brown .. i 00 T. L. Phillips ^ ..." 1.00 N. P. Nesbitt l.oo K. B. Spears 1,00 I. H. Boauchamp l.oo H. M. Stephens 1.00 Mrs. H. M. Stephens 1.00 C. W. Leverett 1.00 O. L. White l.oo S. E. Tribble 1.00 W. P. Brunson 1.00 F. F. Hutson . . .50 W. D. Gorham .50 Fred F. Smith 1.00 A. B. WeOheringUm 1.00 Gwcn Frith . 1.00 Mrs. O. B. Hodnett 1.00 A. H. Wade l.oo Pauline Wade l.OU Blevins Elementary and High School . 20.05 Total $643.61 Not Always the Woman Who Pays—Here's "Lonely Heart" Ad WORKED "RACKET" One Woman Was Correspondent—Another a Designing Housekeeper N Love is made a big business by cruel, unscrupulous men and women who piny with the heart ' strings of (he lonely and love-hungry. Read about some of these swindles in this fourth of n scries of six stories taken from the real- life flics of the Skip Tracers Co. in New York City. By DJCK'McCANN NEA Service Staff Writer It isn't always the woman who pays. Take, for instance, the case of the young man who was lovesick, spotted one of those "Are You Lonely?" advertising columns, and answered one of the ads. He corresponded regularly thereafter with a "lonely young lady, unable to sociali/.e in her own community because financial reverses alter social position. Would welcome meeting an idealistic man to whom character and ability mean more than; money. Is there any such man left-anywheres?" She wrote interestingly, tenderly, beautifully. Her letters laughed and cried and made love. And the young Skip Tracer Eiscnbcrg Listens to Another Woman's Tale of Woe. Skip Tracers Co. Real EDITORS: In response to inquiries from some editors regarding the Stop Tracer stories currently carried on the New York NEA page, please understand that Daniel Eiscnbcrg, head of the Skip Tracers Co., is a real person whose real name is Daniel Eiscnbcrg. Likewise the Skip Tracer Co. is an actual company, actually named that. Other names used iii these stories from real life are fictitious in order to protect identities.—NEA Service, Inc. Cotton NEW ORLEANS - \K>i — December cotton opened Monday at 8.00 and closed at 7.95. fcpot cotton closed steady unchanged, middling 7.97. man struggled with his scrawl to let her know that he ,too, loved her. Of course, they exchanged photographs. She was pretty. And then they traded their little troubles, sought consolation, gave immediate advice. Well, it wasn't long before the young man was askin her to marry him. She consented . . . "But, darling boy," she wrote, "I can't come to you until I save up 5200. Tho train fare is so great and I am in tatters. I need clothes so badly. It will take me n long lime to save the money. Unless, of course, darling boy, you can send me the money." "Darling boy" did. He sent the $200. And never heard from her again. His frantic letters were returned; "No such person at address." Cooked Up Romance "We found her," relates Daniel Eisenbert', skipper of the Skip Tracers Co. in New York City. "When we walked in on her t,hc was sitting at a desk writing letters, of course. Seems she made a profession of writing letters. And a profitable one, too. Our investigation showed that she was successful in gettiny money from eight of ten men with whom -she corresponded." Then there was the young German housekeeper of Bachelor Vincente Pa- lixzi. He fell in love with her, asked her to marry, and agreed to making his $6,000 life savings into a joint checking account. They married, she checked out the money, and checked out herself. "We figured it was a game," says Mr. Eisenberg, "and so we watched the 'positions wanted" ads for housekeepers and kept an eye on domestic employment agencies. When we found she was working as a housekeeper for an Irish widower and getting ready to marry him." Woman Pays and Tells No, it isn't always the woman who pays—but its usually is. There was the young heiress who loved art—and, later, an artist. He was handsome, romantic, talented. ;md poor. First, she was attracted by his talents. Then she fell prey tu his romantic charm. "But, deai-," he told her. "I can't marry you. I'm already married, and, although 1 want to, I can't get a divorce. I can't afford it." Over his mild protestations she agreed to finance n divorce- trip to Reno. She gave him $5,000 for railroad fare, living expenses, lawyer's fees, and court costs. When her letters to him in Reno (Continued on Pnpe Six) Murder Charged to Negro Woman Elvina Walker Arraignec for Killing S. B. Walker, Kinsman ..A: murder charge was filed Monday in municipal courf against ElVina Walker, negro woman, in connection with the death of S. B. Walker, her brother-in-law, who died severa weeks ago of injuries after a fight in the negro quarter on the north side of town. Richard Brannon, negro, is also hole on a murder charge in connection with the death of Walker. Brannon waived examination in municipal court anc is awaiting action of Hempstead circuit court. Walker di.cd in Julia Chester hospital (if injuries allegedly caused by blows from a hammer. Other court cases: Clemon Fulchs, drunkenness, fined $10. Johnny Lee Cantley, petit larceny dismissed. Buck Brown, drunkenness, fined 510. J. B. Robertson, petit larceny, fined S25 and sentenced to one day in jail. Robertson was charged with stealing a pair of boots and raincoat from Willie Murdock. Buddy Finn, possession of untaxcd liquor, fined ?2f>. Jesse Morris, drunkenness, fined $10. Elbert Washington, petit larceny, fined $25 and sentenced to 30 days in jail. Washington was charged with stealing n roll of roofing from Hempstead County Lumber company. Charley Witherspoon and Jesse Cheatham, gaming, fined $10 each, Grncly Recce, disturbing the peace of (he Ralph Rogers family, to be dismissed on payment of cost. A civil suit brought by Henry Hood gainst Bundy & Sons was dismissed motion of the plaintiff. Local Boys Take Over Hotel Here John S. Greene and Abner D. Hervey to Operate the Capital John S. Greene and Abner D. Hcrvcy of Hope have taken over management of tho New Capital hotel and cafe, reopening for business Monday. The new proprietors succeed Gus Bernier who recently relinquished the managership and returned to Little Hock. The hotel in the future will be known as the Capital. The new managers announced that new equipment would be added and the interior remodeled and rcdccorul- ed. Appreciation Day Opens Wednesday 36 Hope Merchants Contributing to Local.Trade Day Fund Appreciation Day of the - merchants of Hope will be .inaugurated Wednesday, November 24, at 3:30 p. m. The program will be held at the Corner of Second and Elm streets. Thirty-six merchants of Hope are each contributing $2 weekly to a fund to stimulate buying at home for the next thirteen weeks. Icy Highways Hold Down Auto Travel Only 108 Persons Killed on Nation's Roads Over Week-End By the Associated Press At least 108 persons were killed on tho nation's highways over the weekend, an icy roads in many sections forced cautious driving and snail's- pace speeds. In New York, state police eyed the lowest week-end traffic death list in months, and commented: "Apparently U:e weather is a better teacher than the Traffic Department—it certainly must have slowed up the drivers." Crop Control Bill Is Ready Tuesday Meanwhile Congress Continues Wordy Debate of Last Week •WASHINGTON.^^-Congress was 'ready—almost—to* jjjef "downy iS* work 'Monday on crop control legislation. The senate and house continued the same sort of wordy debate that produced no action during the first week of the special congressional session, but the senate had the farm, bill to start on Tuesday. The house committee wound up its discussion over the agriculture bill. Michigan is called the "Wolverine" Museum on South Elm St. to Remain Another Week The World Museum, sponsored by the American Legion, will remain in Hope all this week. The show is located in a building on South Elm street in downtown Hope. ' Part of the proceeds go to the Amer- '• lean Legion charity fund. It was announced that the Boy Scouts of Hope would be admitted free at 8 p. in. Tuesday as guests of the manager. There are usually pound. 10 eggs to u MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is "I'll come if 1 can" a gracious way to accept a verbal invitation? 2. Is it all right for a wife who receives a dinner invitation over the telephone to say "May I ask Bob if he has any other plans and (hen call you back?" 3: Is it necessary to answer a written invitation to a tea? 4. Is it correct to give a reason for not accepting a formal invitation? 5. Does a wedding invitation ever require an answer? What would you do if— You receive a formal invitation— (a) Call your hostess on the telephone to tell her whether or not you can accept the invitation? tb> Give her your answer the next time you see her? Write a third person acceptance or regret on a small piece of white notepaper? Answers 1. No. 2. Yes. 3. No. 4. Yes, if one wishes. 5. Yes. An invitation to a home wedding should be answered. And one should answer an invitation to <i church wedding if he is also invited to the reception afterwards. Best "What Would You Do" solution— (c). (Copyright 1937, NEA, Service, Inc.) Senate Committees Bolts WASHINGTON —(/P)— The Senate Agriculture Committee bolted Sunday night an administration ban on increasing farm benefits without raising new revenues to pay for them and voted "blanket authorization" for financing the new farm program. Senator Thomas (Dern., Okla.) told reporters of the revolt shortly after AAA officials had told the committeemen that President Roosevelt expected the cost of legislation to be held within the usual $500,000,000 appropriation for soil conservation, A majority of the committee members insisted that the program could not be carried out within that limitation and voted the authorization in the hope that the house would originate the necessary revenue. Some estimated that the price adjustment payments normally would exceed the regular appropriation by approximately $150,000,000. BUI Approved Earlier, the committee had approved in principle a general farm bill designed to control crop surpluses, conserve soil resources, guarantee farmers a "fair share" of tho national income and protect consumer markets. Chairman Smith (Dem., S. C.), called the extra night session to adopt a draft for introduction in the Senate probably Tuesday. Administration leaders promised immediate consideration. Several committee members, however, expressed doubt that the measure could be reported out by that time. House farm leaders expected to write with few exceptions a companion bill the first of the week. While several important points were still in controversy, it virtually was agreed the senate bill would provide price adjustment payments on major commodities, establish an ever-normal granary for wheat, corn and possibly rice, and regulate production through acreage and marketing quotas. Granary Loans Proposed The granary would be carried out for cotton and tobucco in the form of loans for storing surpluses to reduce supplies in a glutted market and hold them for release at "fair prices" in lean years. The bill contemplates additional federal appropriations for adjustment pay-ments. Producers would be entitled to the payments in return for voluntarily co-operating with the federal acreage control program. Adjustment payments would be in addition to soil conservation benefits and i»ssibly total $150.000,000 more thaji the regular $500,000,000 conservation appropriation. Final decision had not been reached on this point. Voluntary acreage contracts were adopted for wheat and corn fanners in return for federal subsidies, and provision made for marketing quotas by farmer referenda in years of excess production. Japs Serve Notice on Gen. Kai-Shek to Give Up Capital I n v a d er s Hammering at Gates of China's Capital Monday TO SEIZE~SHANGHAI International Crisis as Japs Strike at Foreign Holdings By the Associated Press Japanese forces closing in on China's capital city of Nanking called on Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek to surrender Monday, while at Brussels the Far Eastern peace conference Mdv- ed toward an ineffectual conclusion. ' Messages urging Chiang Kai-Shelc'S surrender were dropped by Japanese airmen making their first flight over Nanking since the Chinese government announced the transfer of its activities farther inland to Chungking. 1 Japanese, military leaders, declaring they would be at the gates of Nanking • within a week, announced the capture of Wusih, one of the last strongholds of China's Nanking defenses. Action in the Spanish civil war centered on the Aragon front where Insurgent General issimo Franco's bombing planes were reported to have scored heavily on several towns in a concerted offensive against government- held points. The Republic of France, seeking to run down an apparent plot to overthrow the government, was given new' excitement by a manifesto by the Due de Guise, pretender to the throne of France, announcing his decision to "re- conquer the throne of my fathers." t Japs Demand Shanghai SHANGHAI,- China-^-tfPJ-Japan de. mended,, virtual,", Sunday and tion if necessary to~force compliance, from the international authorities' of " this greatest commercial city of the, OHent. While Japanese troops pursued re-' treating Chinese toward Nanking representatives of the Japanese • government served the strong demands on; authorities of the International Settlement and the French Concession. In eluded were Japanese control of Chinese maritime customs, the postal and telegraph administrations and courts. It was learned from other sources (hat the Japanese intended to demand the further right to march their troops through foreign areas, close Chinese government banks and eject 600 well- known Chinese. The Japanese military attache informed officials of the foreign areas that the Japanese army reserved the right to take independent measures to suppress all anti-Japanese activities if such efforts of the settlement authorities fail to satisfy the army. Loans Are at Stake A Japanese spokesman emphasized that Japan required acknowledgemend from the foreign authorities of Japan's right, in principle, to take over the sovereign right in the settlement and concession formerly exercised by the Chinese government. Although the maritime customs involve international agreements beyond the authority of settlement of- 'icials to modify, the Japanese navy Sunday seized all customs vessels in Shanghai harbor, forced off the Chinese crews and foreign -engineers; > and hoisted the Japanese flag preparatory to taking over operations of the customs. Tlie Chinese customs revenues are pledged to repay foreign, ' '.oans and officials of interested for(Continued on Page Six) A superstition that has come down through the years in Eu* ropeau countries is that cattle fall on their knees in honor of the Christ Child as the Holy; Birthday is ushered in. 1 Till G

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