I A Thanksgiving Editorial Striving for Something More By Bruce Catton S EED of that happy phenomenon, Thanksgiving, was sown back in the legendary days of our earliest settlers when, around the third Thursday of one cold, snowy Novemb'er, they came to the conclusion that their half a loaf was better than none—and gathered to praise the thought, By grace of public proclamation and a nationaljvveak- ncss for turk.ey, that earnest little beginning has groyn into n custom of sturdy proportions. And as a custom, it is a good one—so approprite, in fact, that it stirs conjecture of what might happen if we made it a year-round proposition. * * * Imagine all the cliques and classes, all the social and economic subdivisions of the nation giving up their private ambitions in order to keep the Thanksgiving spirit at high tide for, say, 12 whole months. Strife and turmoil would disappear magically. The labor wars would fold up and collapse; there would be no more high tax worries, no more carping at Nazis and Communists. There would be no concern over Japan's war on China, or the high cost of living, or the neighbor's roving chickens, or Siwash's fifth football defeat of the year. Everybody simply would be too grateful for the status quo. —. ^ i,, plnincr words, life would be just rti 1 1 r\ II lo ° nico ' to ° SWECl ' v smooth to be St. Joseph, Dallas, nope Star WEATHER. Arkansas — Partly chudy, warmer in north portion Tuesday nir/ht; Wednesday partly cloudy, warmer. Coming Here for Turkey Day Game Coached by Pat Miller, Fordham Star, Uses Notre Dame System APOWERFULTEAM Big Dallas High School Has Lost But 2 Games This Season As n prelude to the fimil football game of Die season here Thursclny between the Hope High School team and St. Joseph High of Dallas, n game between members of Lawrence Martin's junior grid team will clash at Hammons Stadium starting at 1 p. m. All persons who wisli to sec the double-header will be admitted for tho price of 50 cents, providing tickets are purchased before Thursday morning. All tickets on Thanksgiving Day will sell at 75 cents. Tickets went on sale Tuesday morning at Hope Confection- ory and Jacks Newsstand. They will remain at 50 cents until Wednesday night., / • . , r . . Feature Game at 2:30 The battle between the Hope High School team and Dallas will begin pomptly at 2:30 p. in. Quarters of the junior grid clash will be cut short to allow Hope and Dallas squads ample time to take the fiold for warm-up exercises. A holiday crowd of several thousand persons is expected to witness the final game of the season and to witness nine regulars of the Bobcat teaem making their final stand of their prep careers. The Dallas Team Tho St. Joseph grid squad is coached i by Pat MJllor, a Fordham University graduate and former football star of that school. Coacli Miller has had a long career. Following graduation, he coached Cathedral High School of Philadelphia, then went to Loyola College of Baltimore where he remained several years. His next asignmcnt was coach and player of the Poltsville professional grid team. In 19*15 he became head coach of Wake Forrest college, That year his team defeated North Carolina, 21 to 6, after North Carolina had tied Auburn for the Southern Conference championship. A year later lie became head coach of St. Joseph High School of Dallas. Coach Miller uses' the Notre Dame system, j His team will leave Dallas early | Wednesday morning and will spend ' Wednesday night in Tcxarkana, driving to Hope Thursday morning. St. Joseph's Record At St. Joseph High School, Coach i Miller has turned out winning football real in a modern era which requires lots of realism—and the ability to fight back when it's called for. * * * Today's human beings aren't striving merely for enough corn ant] meat to carry them through a hard winter. They have to contend, as well, >with the arbitrary forms ana" prescriptions of u welter of new political, economic and social schemes which may change the mode of life virtually over a weekend. Perhaps that's why we can't spend a whole year as disciples of the credo of gratitude. Like those early pioneers, we have other duties that monopolize our attention. Three hundred and sixty-four days of the year, we are striving to keep our balance and our jobs through the confusion that has become the hallmark of the first half of (he 20th century. Keeping that level head through the depression deeps and the weird aftermaths of the depression has required all the balance, and the precision of judgment and discernment the nation could muster. But we did remain sane, and the nation is still intact. There can be no gloating until many still hungry persons are feel and clothed, but in the meantime, Americans have proved to themselves that they can lake it on the chin, and they have every right to bo llvmkful for thai. M. M'Faddin Is Scouting Chairman Hope District Shows Gain of 50 Per Cent During Last Year (Continued on Page Three)£ At a meeting of the Hope district committee of the Tcx-Ark Council of the Boy Scouts of America held nt tho city hall Monday night officers for the coming year were elected and a report of the work of the past ycar disciLsscd. Scout Executive W. H. McMullins of Texarkann, who made the report of last year's Boy Scout work in this county, stated that the district .showed a Rain in membership of approximately 50 per cent, closing the ycar with five troops of Scouts and one Cub Pack, enrolling n total of more than 130 boys. His report showed that Hope had shown a greater interest in the Scouting program during the past year and that the district had the largest representation of any in tho Council in attendance at the National Scout Jamboree at Washington, D. C., last July. In discussing plans for next year Scout Executive McMillins urged that thU District enroll additional boys to bring the number of active Scouts to at least 200; that at least oqe unit of Scoutmasters' Training School be held here this year; that a District camp be held; that a. Scoutmasters' Club be organized; that an effort be made to VOLUME 39—NUMBER 35 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23,1937 PRICE Be COPY ENVOY QUITS NANKING City Thanksgiving Service to Begin 10 a. m. Thursday Union Service Will Be Held at First Baptist Church PROGRAM IS READY ^Continued on Page Three) Hope's Churches Co-operating in Joint Holiday Celebration Ho|x:'s union Thanksgiving service will begin al 10 o'clock Thursday morning in First Baptist church. Sponsored by the Hope Ministerial Alliance, the complete Thanksgiving program follows: 1. Instrumental Prelude. 2. Worship Hymn: "Come, Thou Almighty King," No. 32. 3. Scriptura ICall to Worship. Leader, Rev. Thomas Brcwslcr. Leader: O fiive thanks unto the Lord; call upon His name; make known His doings among all the people. People: It is a good thing to give thank.s unto the Lord, and to .sini; praises unto Thy name, O Most High; to .show forth Thy loving kindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness every night. Leader: A that men would praise tho Lord for His goodness, and for the wonderful works to the children of men! People: Let them remember His marvelous works ithat He hath done; and let thorn sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing. 4. Invocation by Rev. Fred R. Harrison. 5. Announcements by Rev. Thomas Brewstcr. 6. Thanksgiving Offering for Community Christmas Basket Fund. 7. Offertory Prayer by Rev. Hollis Purtle, followed by "Doxology." 8. Scripture Lesson: 145th Psalm, read by Rev. Bert R. W^ebb. 9. Prayer of Thanksgiving by Rev. William R. Hamilton. 10. Special Thanksgiving Music by the Fist Baptist church choir. 11. Sermon: "Thanksgiving Meditations," by Rev. Vcmon A. Hammond. 12. Closing Hymn: "God Will Take Care of You," No. 366. 13. Closing Prayer and Benediction by Rev. Thomas Brewstcr. 14. Instrumental Prelude. 'Combustion Pills' Cause, and Cure, of This Man's Headache © —Illustration by E. H. Gundar. "You mean you don't need no gasoline?" Chrysanthemum Sale Sponsored by P.-T. A. The Oglcsby P.-T. A. announces that it will sponsor the sale oC Chrysanthemums for the Thanksgiving Day football game here Thursday between Hope and St. Joseph High School of Dallas. Profit from the sale of the flowers will go to (he Oglcsby P.-T. A. fund. Committees are soliciting orders. Flowers will be brought to Hope Confectionary where they will be distributed from noon Wednesday through Thursday. Orders may be placed with 'my member of (be Oglcsby P.-T. A. Anti-Lynching Bill Put Offjor Time Progress on'Farm Bill, But Wage and Hour Measure Checked WASHINGTON — WV- The senate went to work on long-range farm legislation Tuesday after side-tracking the nnti-lynching bill. A. 1 : it did so, administration leaders —trying to push forward with President Roosevelt's program on another front -abandoned hope of getting the wakes and hours bill from the house rules committee. The committee has retfused since last summer to let the house consider the labor measure. During the day a subcommittee agreed tentatively to complete revision of the corporate tax system. A Thought As the flower is before the fruit, so is faith before good works.— Whalely. The Wild Turkeys That Pilgrims Made Thanksgiving Symbol Are Protected Today to Prevent Hunters Wiping Them Out This I'. S. Forest Kanccr has a thankless job. for mountaineer families probably will shoot most of the wild turkeys \viUi which be is preparing to re-slock the IJeaver J)am Game Refuge in West Virginia. TJic turkeys are bred in captivity and released periodically, Uic fori-st ; rvke iicvcf_ s.oi)it> <la.v it may jret ahead of Hie gijii>tvti»; mountaineers who defy ;4inc luus.^ By NKA Service Chalk up another thankless task for the government—the job of the Forest Service 1 in restocking wooded regions with wild turkeys—the same succulent fowl the Pilgrim fathers established as the official Thanksgiving bird, i Killing wild turkeys was natural two or three centuries ago, with millions roaming the woods. Now they are rapidly disappearing. Forest Service officials never him- been able to jwrsuade residents of back-woods areas that the birds should be protected and not killed indiscriminately. Establishment of closed seasons, they have learned, means almost exact)} nothing to most of the rugged mountaineers who, when they feel like a mess of turkey meal, just go out and shoot a turkey. One Bright Spot So the government breeds and raises wild turkeys in captivity, then uses them for re-stocking purposes in the forlorn hope that some will sui- vivo long enough to mate and increase the supply. Tho one bright spot in the KoreM Service's problem is that wild turkeys, hounded by hunters and with their nests and eggs attacked by animals Patmos Gym to Be Dedicated Friday Speaking Program in Afternoon—Basketball on Friday Night The new Patmos High School gymnasium, a WPA project which was recently completed, will be formally dedicated with an all-clay program Friday, November 26. W. S. Atkins and John P. Cox of Hope will deliver the principal addresses. The program begins at 10:30 a. m. and will be concluded with the playing of three basketball games that night between Patmos and Rosston High School teams, keen rivals. The morning program will be presented by students of the Patmos school. At 12:30 p. m. a community luncheon will bo served. 1:45 p. m.—Assembly of visitors and students in high school auditorium. Song—American by the audience. Prayer. History of Patmos School. Address—John P. Cox. Address—W. S. Atkins. "We are extremely anxious that every parent in the district be present and every person over the country who had a part in making the now gymnasium possible. We feel that Friday will be tho biggest day in the history of the Patmos school and we are anxious for a big crowd to attend," officials of the school said. Charge Woman's BkwKills Child Girl, 19, Accused of Striking Tot, 5, Who Teased Her (Continued on Page Three) PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - i/i'i - Judge Harry S. McDevitt Tuesday ordered Mary K. O'Connor, 19, physical education student, brought before him to determine whether she should continue to be held in custody of Philadelphia detectives in their investigation of the slaying of Nancy Glenn, 5, last Labor day. Detective Captain John Murphy said Monday night Miss O'Connor told him she struck the girl and knocked her down when she became angry at her 5th Skip Tracer Article Tells of Some Fraud Rings Once There Was a Man Who Had a Substitute for Gasoline— FIZZ, BUT NO FIRE And Then There Was the Case of ''Expanding Business" The old-lime confidence man, a hit stream-lined now, is still skipping merrily around the countryside, duping business men and swindling business houses. Some of his more interesting frauds are told here in the fifth of a scries of six articles taken from the real-lift files of the Skip Tracers Co. in New York City. Cotton NEW ORLEANS — «P) — December cotton opened Monday at 8.00 and closed at 7.95. Spot cotton closed steady unchanged, middling 7.97. NEW ORLEANS. - (ff) -December cotton opened Tuesday at 7.92 and closed at 8.01. Spot cotton closed steady six points higher, middling 8.03. Going Blind, Man First Goes Mad English Ex-Officer Kills Own Sister and Commits Suicide By DICK McCANN NBA Service Staff Correspondent "No gas—just two cans of water," said the driver of the big, shiny new car, "and put inff'the gas tank. 1 ' "In the gas tank?" Old Slim knew that he hadn't heard right. "Yeah—in the gas tank, and hurry," said the driver. The ancient proprietor of the little wayside gas station shrugged his shoulders and shuffled off to get the water. In the gas tank! Hmmmmph. . . . must be crazy, or drunk, maybe. But it wasn't Old Slimps auto to worry and he poured the water into the tank . . . "Hey, don't screw the top on yet, Pop—wait a minute." The driver had a small pill box in his hand. He took two tablets from it and dropped them into the tank. The water gurgled and phizzed and bubbled. Too Good To Be True "You mean—you mean," and slim was pop-eyed with amazement, "you don't need no gasoline? That there car will run on them things?" The men exchanged amusing glances . . . "Sure thing, Pop," said the driver, stepping on the starter. The engine coughed and grumbled and settled to a soft purr . . . "See? They do the trick. And the next time you see us, Pop, we'll be millionaires—yep, millionaires, 'cause we're on our way out west right now to sell our little product to one of the big oil companies. And they'll pay a pretty penny for the formula, too, won't they, im?" "Gosh, mister," and Slim was almost shaking with the wonder of it all, "but could you gimme some of them there things—I mean sell me some?" "No, Pop—you sec, they're not on the market yet ..." "Just a couple?" "Well, all right," said the driver, reluctantly. "I suppose it'll be all right, huh, Jim? But it'll cost you a lot, Pop. I'll give you what I've got left in this box for J200." "I got it! I got it! Not with me but I git it up to the house. I'll go get it. You wait—right here—won't be long— thanks—be right back," and Slim was running to get the money, Then Rude Realization It was only about an hour later that old Slim knew he could've gotten the $200 combustion capsules down to Doc Warren's in town for 25 cents a dozen. Combustion capsules? Precious substitute for gasoline? They were nothing but headache pills. And after he had put two of them in an enraged customer's vvaterfilled gas tank, Slim took the rest to try to relieve his headache. "So you can see that the old confidence man is still roaming around the countryside," says Daniel Eisenberig, head of the Skip Tracers Co., to whom old Slim went with his troubles. "We haven't caught these fellows yet—but we will. You see, usually, when a single individual like old Slim is victimized they don't have the money for an extensive manhunt. On the other hand, when a big company has been taken in by a hoax, it spares no expense in tracking down the racketeers." Like the band of confidence men the Skip Tracers Co. helped to round up teasing. Miss O'Connor left her for ; about a ycar ago in upstatc N ew York, dead, face down in a puddle, accord- Thev madc a business of cashing in on ing to the captain. olhcl . people's credit. The autopsy revealed water anil mud I They would move into a small town, buy out a reputable store (paying cash on the line for it) and then, in the child's lungs. Spanish cooking is oftt-n with olive oil. (Continued on Page Three) LONDON, Eng.—W;—A former army officer, maddened by the gathering of the darkness of total blindness, shot his sleeping sister dead through her "beautiful eyes" Tuesday and then ended his own life by slashing his throat with a razor. Dr. John Horace Dancy, husband of the victim of the shooting, Dr. Naomi Dancy, 49, a baby specialist, rushed to the bedroom scene of the tragedy and barely missed the bullets fired from the pistol in the hands oi Maurice Tribe, 43, invalid former officer. The husband's mother, al so a physician, said Tribe, embittered by failing sight in his one good eye, shouted to his sister "You've got beautiful eyes" and then slew her. U.SA Ambassador Leaves Capital as Japs Draw Near Nelson Johnson Withdraws to Hankow, 280-'" Air Miles Away CRISIS IN RUSSIA Soviet Government Angered by Japanese Hint of New War Blame Paid Agents in Pohtiac Strike "Outlaw" Sitdown Strike Ends, and UAW Will Make Probe DETROIT, Mich.—(/P)—Charges that "paid provocateurs" acted in the Pontiac (Mich.) wildcat strike here were voiced Tuesday as steps were taken to make the newest peace in the automobile labor field a lasting one. Unidentified outside interests seeking to drum up business for labor spy organizations were blamed. The United Automobile Workers of America, whose internatinonal leaders succeeded in halting an unauthorized strike at the Fisher body plant of General Motors corporation Monday, promised an investigation of the charges. The charges that "agents provocateurs" hac) "instigated" the Fisher strike, came from Walter Reuther, member of the union's international executive board. Red Cross Fund Is Nearing$700Mark Blevins, McCaskill, Sweet Home Communities Make Reports A report of $51.08 iucsday brought the Hempstead County Red Cross fund to ?694.69. Additional donations came in from Blevins and McCaskill, and Sweet Home community reported its contribution. Other chairmen in rural communities are urged to report donations immediately. Previously reported $643.61 J. L. Goorlbar Mr. and Mrs. R. M. LaGrone Carl Jones Ora Mae Moody 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 Obera Van Eaton Mrs. Eva Waller Ralph Madden Gladys Oglesby 50 Maggie Mae Waller 1.00 Hazel Lunnon 50 Cleo Oarrett 50 Mrs. Fay Moody 50 Mrs. Mary Dell Baber 50 Cash 25 Mrs. Henry Stuart 1.00 S. A. Westbrook 1.00 H. C. Bradshaw 1.00 Dr. H. D. Linker 1.00 Miss Annie Allen 1.00 Bettie Ward 1.00 Mrs. T. R. King : 1.00 Helen Bowden 1 00 W. O. W 500 A. W. Cable 1.00 Sweet Home community with Mrs.'H. H. Huskey as chairman, contributed the follow ing: H. H. Huskey Mrs. Jim Bostic Mrs. J. H. Webster 1.00 1.00 1.00 (Continued on Page Three) By the Associated l>ress United States Ambassador Nelson T. Johnson and his staff left Nanking; Tuesday for the temporary embassy at, Hankow as Japanese troops continued to bombard the Chinese defenses halfway between Shanghai and the nation's capital. Hankow is on the Yangtze river in Hupeh province, about 280 air miles from Nanking. The Brussels Far Eastern conference, in adjournment until Wednesday, was expected on reconvening to vote on a declaration acknowledging the failure of its efforts to end the Chinese- Japanese war. In Moscow a Soviet protest against: a statement by Baron Sadao Araki,' Japanese former war minister and member of Japan's high advisory council, that "it probably is necessary to strike directly at Russia" to eliminate Communis min the Far East, was re- , ported by the Tass (official SovieO s , . news agency. ' ' ,"" Russians''"Angry f""."*C M0SCOW, Russia—(/P)—Dmitri V. Bogomoloff was suddenly removed Monday as Soviet ambassador to China ' after a mysterious flight from Nanking , to Moscow. I. Luganets-Orelsky was ' given the post. The change surprised diplomats who believed Bogomoloff, ,when he returned to Moscow by plane late in September, had been called back for important conferences with the Foreign x Office on the military and political " status of the Chinese-Japanese war; Rumors were that Maj. Gen. Edward Lepin, Soviet military Attache at Nan- king, also had been replaced because he advised Moscow the Chinese were capable of long resistance against Japan and recent developments made this appear unlikely. General Lepin followed Bogomoloff to Moscow within a few days. Alleged Japanese and German inspiration of subversive movements among the Russian clergy claimed attention of the official press which accused Germany and Japan of employing Russian church men to organize counter-revolulionary activity. Many members of Russia's harried priesthood were guilty of espionage, sabotage and terrorism, it was alleged. 1. Who appoints the chief justice of the United States? 2. Does the city of London, England, have any skyscrapers? 3.-Is the North Pole fixed or does it move? 4. What makes soap float? 5, What is "white coal"? Answers on Classified Page Believing an old superstition that ghosts of the family dead revisit the old homestead on Christmas Eve, families in Scandinavia leave their beds for the ghosts and sleep on the floor.
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