'V < ' 24, 103S HOPE, S The French Pick Ethiopia to Win Selassie's Men Better Than Moroccoans, and Have Mountains n.v HOHER'LB. PARKER Pi'di Correspondent guerrilla warfare 1 fashion, tf they hope lo win. Long Struggle Predicted "To provide a living for the numerous troops that will penetrate Into the Interior, roads and bridges will have to be built every Inch of the wny," fays CJenc-ral Barntiori "This fact alone will mnke the Ilnllnti operations slow and painful." French opinion, apfeoing with General Baratier, holds ten years, rather [ than the three or four Mussolini ha:;! visioned, will be necessary for miy j kind of workable military control of the country. It is believed thnt the Italian airplanes will be used over the battle lines, in direct support of the infantry, lo bomb and machine Run the Ethlopinns Inlo submission. Even this operation will become difficult, they say, if the Ethiopian fights according to custom in open formation without forming the European «-tyle battle lines. General Burntier feels the Italians, decpile their familarity with European mountain warfare, will find fighting What's This About Suez Canal? Better Office of Private Firm Which Owns It Is in Spotlight PAR; HOPE, ARKANSAS ' oiing of sk Owners! 100-Mile-Lcmg Canal Dividing Line Between East and West A FRENCTTCOMPANY FAHIS, Franco.—W)—French military opinion gives Ethiopia a good chance to defeat Mussolini's armies if their expected war lasts long enough. Officers, experienced in France's lonfi, totlgh colonial warfare, rate the Ethiopian fighter above the Moroccan who Riive Franco lotif.' years of (rou- ble before submitting to her rule. Geographical conditions in Ethiopia, they point out, are much more favorable to defending armies Hum in Morocco. They ftel the hundreds of tanks and airplanes Mussolini has concentrated in his African colonies will be of little use. The terrain is imposible for vehicles, they my, and there is nothing for the airplanes lo bomb. Add to that tin? difficulties of obtaining water :md food, the disease Infested lowland climate and the headly heat. i. it* MO i <i i i cini 13!"(i*ii 111? i% DO too F'roncli •--• •• -......* • • n, (l u*. u\, * \. t ( n_ .un-i , - - ••• v.,.,. , 0 military writer, believes that lack of i ''"Pcans will drive steadily ahead, for i lodu - v ° s no ()lllcr such tiny body of munitions, rifles and modern field ! ncnr tbeir colonies armored cars are j water has ever done before. gun.'; is all Unit prevents Ethiopia from j practical, especially from Somalikmd heinjj sure of repeating her victory of tc Hlirl ''"'' " ' French officers believe. that if the Ethiopians conserve their forces and let the Italians advance t In Ethiopian mountains quite a dlffi- I Mai'Otlis dp Vomin cult thina. for there are no trails mull TT * , /. ™ U K L <« Head of Suez Canal Operating Concern ^ ^ vn PARIS France—A channel about 100 progress"in llic first enthusiastic drive" i yi !'' ds , wido in masl P nr t s and 100 cult thing, for there are no trails find many of the ranges have never even been mapped. Counsel Early Rerlcnls French military observers believe the Italian army will mnke quick ,—„— le first enthusiastic drive., - -For six months they believe the Eu-I mlos lo " e nil(!S lhc fnlc ° r nations Aduwa over the- Italians. NnCurp Kclnfnrrcr Ethiopia "Even then, this material inferiority is largely compensated for by the H'Ofraphical features of the country. favorable to the defence." « .eciully nc says. "Tlie rcnl obstacles that face the Italians will not only be the unlivable. unhealthy climate but also the difficulties of getting water and supplies and the superority In the numbers and bravery of the Ethiopians. "It wnulfl be terribly false not to •recognize the real value of the Ethiopian fighter." General Bnralier discounting the value of the Italians' tanks, planes and other "European weapons," believes the Italians will cvcntualy have to fight the Ethiopians in their own It is the Suez Canal, separating two j continents by its shallow stream, and however, : uniting two worlds—the East and the ! West. Nations may solemnly swear that . . . where the geographical barriers start, j the Sue/ Canal shall always remain they have a pood chance to. win the I (pen. being formally neutralized by war. The morale of Haile Selassie's j international agreement. Actually, the troops is .it white heat, ifiey say and | notions have very little to say about they will buttle to the death for thei homeland. Ficnch observers have pointed out !;, The Suez Canal is owned by a private company, whose head offices tiny street not far from the that if the great power;; lift their arms j Madeleine, i'n Paris. If the Board of c mbari'o on Ethiopia and send her Directors decides to close their canal, Quantities of arms and ammunition. thei . c - s nothing lo slop them ev ^ he A nc,n omp.ro w.H be almost «n- , hc aim , lf( |md SMCra } t of „ mj , itarP beatable. More than 30,000,000,000 eggs arc produced in the United States annually. Ohic-'s land and water area is 44,803 square miles; water comprises .'J540 fqunre miles of this total. *~*~*iwifmiin.iumxBmxmiaaaaaMHmHHBaBuuufas&BmuaHaBa& REAL SAVINGS! From BOSWELL and HIGGASON'S BIG FALL SALE SUITS BOYS From MENS From Save Up to 50% on Your Fall Suit .98 Men's Dress RTS 47c 79c I- 19 15c Value Silk and Rayon SOX 9c Pair military power. The decision to open or shut the Pue/. Canal rests finally with one man, the Marquis dc Vogue, big industrialist and financier. Canrl Opened in 1809 On November 1G. 18G9, the French vcssx'l "L'Aigle" with the Empress Eugenie aboard, started to sail through ^ the new Suex Canal, followed by 68 j vessels of many nations. It took thrte idays to make the passage, with stops ( for ceremonies. One of fhe ceremonies i was the world premier of an opera, by a modern composer named Verdi. I The opera, "Aida," had been composed especially for the occasion. The canal, at that time, was a strictly French-Egyptian project. It had been conceived and carried out by Ferdinand Do Lesseps. practically in the teeth of British opposition. Britain was afraid her nautical prestige would be badly affected, and she didn't want other nations meddling around with the Route to India. Britain Paid $20,000,000 Fifteen years later, Britain changed her mind. By that time, : the Khedive of Efiypt, a gentleman with highly luxurious tastes, had gone .broke from indulging in' sumptuous palaces and rther oriental delights. He tried to sell his holdings in Suez stock to the French, who had enough. He offered them to the British government, who Burlington Train Sets Speed Record Diesel-Powered "Mark Twain" Express Runs 122 Miles Per Hour McCOOK, Neb.—World train speed records were broken Wednesday when the Burlington railroad's new stream' line train, the Mark Twain, traveled | three miles at a rate of 122 milejs an I hour during speed, tests between Mc^ j Cook and Oxford, Neb. On a six-mile .tlretch the train ran for three miles at 122 miles an hour and at 121 miles an hour for three miles. The previous record wa« 120 miles an hour for 6ne mile, attained by streamlined train. a Union Pacific The Mark Twain, which is to go into service shortly between St. Louis and Burlingtcn, la,, left McCook at 1:07 p. m. with Jack Ford of Aurora, foreman of engines, at the control of the 060-hcrsepower Diesel electric engine. For* several miles the train cruised along at from 75 to 90 miles an hour. 50 Passengers Then gradually the speed was increased. Herbert MeLaury of the I Burlington, seated before a speedometer in the cab, spoke through a loud speaker system to the 50 passengers j riding in the two rear cars. " Ninety- seven miles and hour," he told the i passengers. Ninety-eight, ninety-nine, 100 even,." i At 101 miles an hour the Mark i Twain swept around a broad, curve, 'At 105 it took a short curve' and an- J other at 112. At Arapahoe, a 1 tiny i hamlet, Ford put on full speed. The- jtrain flashed through Edison 1 at 121 : miles an hour and at 121% it took a slight curve.'''Then the'speed' move'd 1 up to 122 miles an hour for the brief run and arrived at Oxford at 1:40 p. m. The 55-mile run was made in 39 min- ,utes or at an average speed of 81.G,, miles per hour. linking Hit Mediterranean aiullRed Seas in the Suez Canal private 1 proicrty. Mississippi Fails to End Land Tax Helps Homesteads, But, Shelves Bill to'flefjeal AH of State Tax JACKSON, Miss.--(/pji-The state legislature dealt a knockout Wow Wednesday to property tax repeal, reducing or abolition of t the, automobile privilege tax, and a homestead bill fcr war veterans, but extend^ -"relief" to the taxpayer by raising tax exemptions on farms and homesteads. The • senate unanimously approved a homestead exemption bill, raising the exemption from state tttxes from $1,000 to $2,500, and on farms, from 40 apply to takes dtfc in Fel The senate shelved tJie repeal bill fey tabling rf fiuSHdif consider previous adverse aetidit the house cleared its decks $ relief bill, and Its appropridtlbri* ure, by voting to spend $50,i rtlief from November i to March provide funds for administering a lief set-up approved by the I body last W^ejt, The house disapproved the veieh ,., homestead , bill, which would Crf at! a state board and require a state''" "* acres to 160 acres, arid' added an amendment to make the- exemptions ' lature. farms and homes for sending it back to committee, parliamentary leaders say means death. Brazil States Adopt Constitutions' , HIO DE JANEIRO—(/P)-Nine &* Brazil's 20 states have adopted heW constitutions since last October when '< elections were held for state contstitu*' ent assemblies and the federal Plea for Crosnoe (Continued from page on!) but Crosnoe did not go ui^il the spring of 1935. On April 22, 1935, Crosnoe wasigrant- ecl a 30-day stay of sentence—nm, be- ciiuse the other two men had long been in prison, and it did not\eem as though Crosnoe was going tdget there very soon, I looked into the roller of this 30-day stay. It appeareAto be supported by a petition of Hfye policemen, but they denied signiW anything except a certificate of "goa conduct since Crosnoe's trial and con\ viction." It was the police's under, standing that they had to sign a gooc conduct certificate because a clemenc} petition had been obtained in Bradley j county, scene of the crime—when as !a matter of fact the Associated Press Shushan Acquitted (Continued from page one) state president and Mrs. R. T. White, Hope, was presented a silver cup for cut?tanding work for the children's chapter:.. Election of officers at a meeting i Thursday morning was to close the convention. One-third of the population of Hawaii is Japanese. PANTS, Regular $1.39 PANTS, Hi Waist....$1.69 SHIRTS To Match..$1.22 SPECIAL Work Pants 1.25, 1.49 val. MEN'S DRESS SHOES $ 1 89 *2 49 T 5 T 5 NEW FALL HATS $2.50 and $3.00 $-f.59 Values i THE MAN'S STORE FLORSHEBM You wouldn't take right miles on u gallon cf Baseline if you cuuld get eighteen—regardless of the difference in plict! Why nut purchase shoes on the san-.t Uaiis—and buy Flortheiim. They'll wear so long (and still keep their good looks; that your shoe cost per day cf wear w j|j actually be lower. Most Styles Gorham & Gosnell i policy in Africa, speaks, with Sir Ian Malcolm, for the British share-hold- j er—the government. There are 32 members of the Council of the Universal Society of the Suez Canal. One cf these is Dutch, 10 are English, and 21 are French. Closed Twice In War Time The fact is that the canal actually las been closed in times past, It was I closed for four days in August, 1882, I while British troops, led by the great 'campaigner. Sir Garnet Wolseley, were 'fiEhtinR the battle of Tel-eUKebir, close by. Again, in 1898, it was closed to the Spanish Fleet during the Spanish-American war. The first closing was clue to the fact that no final agreement had then been reached between the powers concerning the- use of the canal. Even in 1888 when the Convention of Costantinople fixed this qucslio, British made reservations in case of trouble in Egypt— a notoriously troublesome place in thi.se days and later. Then in 1904, the British made final agreement to consider the canal as invariably neutral, which permitted the Russians to use 1 it during the Russo-Japanese war, a few years later. Eut the question still rises—what if tho owners of tile canal, which is a 'I'rivatr (oil-road, should decide to close the count'. 1 was no such clemency ' Bradley county. petition in , raised the money in an hour. The ; discovered, at my request, that there sum they paid was almost $20,000.000. .For that, they optainecl 44 per cent of the stock. I Today, the Earl of Cromer, great Empire Builder who conceived ant carried cut the Cape-to-Cairo railroad and has generally bolstered British MALARIA Speedy Relief of Chills and Fever arid a negro dentist received the case at 4:25 p. m. and returned the verdict at 8:30 p. m. Judge William H. Barrett discharged the jury immediately after the verdict was returned. The verdict, returned after four hours of deliberations, was followed I by a scene of wild disorder and con- j Don't let Malaria tear you apart with fusion as friends of Shushan attempt- its racking chills and burning fever. Trust ed to stop news photographers from to no home-made or mere makeshift rem- taking pictures in the federal court- cdies. Take the medicine prepared cspc- room. '.daily for Malaria —Grove's Tasteless Paul Vclier, former Long bodyguard Chill Tonic. who was attending the trial as a spec-1 Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic gives real tator, grappled for acamera in the relief from Malaria because it's a scicn- hands of Leon Trice, Associated Press photographer. Votier was unable to gain possession of the camera but tore alvay part of it. ;"Votier rushed at me," Trice said, "and told me to give him the plate out of my camtra. I told him I didn't) make a picture. He grabbed at the , camera and said: 'The hell you didn't shcot a picture, I saw you.' "About that time Johnny Wells, deputy United States marshal, came' up and grabbed Votier by the nape of | he neck and put him out of the court- oom." Shushan himself, apparently very ingry, made a lunge for the men but was restrained by friends. The bodyguards later escorted him out of the courtroom. Mussolini Presses (Continued from pagt one) channel on their own ae- Pinfits Are Huge The canal is a mighty good investment, mostly There then came into my hands what purported to be a copy, on official Arkansas stationery, of a letter wiit- ten by U. A. Gentry, State Insuraice Commissioner and Fire Marshal to the Bradley prosecutor stating tlvit he had pledged immunity to Crosnoj and Hutson in order to obtain confesions which would involve another party— and asking the prosecutor to isspect this pledge. This letter was dated September 8, 1934, was publislecl by me in Hope Star April 24, 193), and i was acknowledged the following day,April 25, 1935, to be genuine ly Mr. 3 en try. The situation was this: Hutson and he negro Wheaton had already served a portion of their term by the time his immunity letter came to light in he spring of 1935—but Crosnoe had lot yet served any time at all. The newspaper's sole consideration n entering into this case was to make ure that this lately-discovered im- nunity letter should not be made the basis for letting one man go scot-free vhen two others had already paid a 'ortion of their debt to society. Any interest this writer had in the natter ended when Crosnoe began erving his term, May 27, 1935. Immediately after the disclosure of Mr. Gentry's "immunity letter," lust spring, Hope attorneys obtained a furlough fcr Jesse Hutson. Since the negro Wheaton had served an equal time with Hutson, I and others signed a petition in behalf of the negro to ob- ; evidence of what I found Main his release also. tific combination of tasteless quinine and tonic iron. The quinine kills the Malarial infection in the blood. The iron builds up the system and helps fortify against further attack. At the first sign of any attack of Malaria take Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic. Better still take it regularly durinp the Malaria season to ward off the disca-e. Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic is absolutely harmless and tastes good. Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic now comes in two sizes, SOc and $1. The $1 size contains iVi times as much as the SOc size and gives you 25% more for your money. Get bottle today at any drugstore. •-NEW Shipment Growing Girls Sizes 3 to 9 Brown, Black and Combination All Leather PENNEY 7 . J. C. PENNEY COMPANY, Incoroorated RTON'S CASH STORE SPECIALS FiDR ERL, SAT. AND MON. K.C. BAKING POWDER 15c PEANUT BUTTER Pint 16c SUGAR 20 Lbs PET MILK Small 3c Large MUSTARD Crescent Brand Quart UIZiANNE COFFEE T Lb ligation of League members to aid a victim of aggression "at anytime in (he future," This was interpreted as meaning Great Britain had promised France she will regard the League Covenant as obligating her to come to France's assistance in the case the latter ever is a victim of aggression. The premier told the committee France's battleships will go immediately to the assistance of Great Britain if the latter is attacked by Italy, without waiting for the League to act. Come to SPECIAL FEATURES for the Fall Bargain Festival Shop Under One Roof Nation Is Coming 'Continued f;«m page onel in my trip In 1934. it grossed $60,000,000, in tolls on tonnage and pas- j across the continent and to the Pa- Jet-«e HuLson's furlough was not a I clfic coast—the general admission that this country is coming back," he said. "Yes, we are on our way back. Not tenders aboard ships. (Passengers are , that letter: charged $2 a head.) Its expenses were about 522.000,000. and the rest was divided up among investors and sinking fund. Its directors each get a nice annual permanent one, however, and on July last. I wrote a letter asking t be made permanent. I said in 25th. that the directors are financiers, t-eieascd industrialists, and politicians Both th ~ " " "The immunity promise was of course' improper, but coming from a suite.- official it may be presumed u> have greatly affected the testimony of these men. The state's word was giv- DC Wcndcl and Schneider groups men could not" be without any punishment- Du t j n consideration of the immunity pledge it might seem just and wise to are represented. Tho practice is to hand this nice plum to ex-presidents of France mid other distinguished persons who have "merited well of the country' That accounts for the. ,-, presence on the board of ex-President I ? L 'ofio^ gJ ^ Dc.nm-r«ue and ex-Commander in , <ence May 27. 1935, and Chief of the French Armies, General Max Weygand. The make-up of the board and its trt'iiKriulc.us influence in the life of France and Europe, has caused certain critics tu declare that in a world crisis, burl) as is forced today by the Ethiopian war. the seat of the French Foreign Office hus been moved from the Quai d'Orsay to No. 1, rue Astorg, the headquarters of the Suez Company. In 1924, the Department of Agricul- use executive clemency to reduce their term of imprisonment." My purpose in writing the present letter is to point out to you that serving sen- when in your opinion he has served time in proportion to that served by Hutsou and Wheaton the State of Arkansas could with good grace close the books on his account. I believe this to be an accurate account of local sentiment. In this entire matter I am acting merely as the executive head of u newspaper, accounting to you for what the newspaper has flone. Personally 1 have never signed any petition affecting the judgment of the courts; and I know you will take this letter for lure spent $10,300,000 in attempts to ; what it is— an impersonal report striv- contr-j! insects and diseases of plants • in fi to iind justice in n troublesome and animals. case. Connecticut first raised tobacco be- Yours truly, Hope Star. A. H. Wash- tween 1G40 and 1G60, burn, publisher. just by pure chance; not just by the turn cf the cycle, we are coming back more solidly than ever before because we planned it that way." In jovial spirits. Mr. Roosevelt spoke of fishing and other experiences of his j three weeks' cruise in the Pacific and ! Atlantic. Urges a Southern (Continued from page one) the Confederacy would tlo well to wee that in every public s-clmul in Arkan- ] ias. Alexander H. Stephens' book, I "The Constitutional Viewpoint of the j War Between the States." is made | available to your children and my , children; and that Jefferson Diivis' j two wonderful volumes. "The Rise and [ Fall of the Confederate Government," ure not only placed in every public school, but ure placed in every public library; and that the teachers in our public schools arc frequently consulted on the kind of historical education that is being given our children." Wednesday morning's program, with Mrs. C. S. Lowlhorp of Hope, state president in charge, followed the convention schedule. State officers of the U. D. C. also presented their annual reports Wednesday. In addition, Mrs. J. T. Sifford of Camden, was made on honorary Men's Work and Dress SOX lOo „, I5c PRINTS and Broadcloth IQCydlSC LADIES AND MISSES SUEDE JACKETS $1,49 $|,69 $1,98 Star Brand Shoes for the Entire Family BOYS and MEN'S ,98 DRESS OXFORDS 1 $4.98 $-|.49 J • MEN'S PLAIN TOE WORK SHOES LADIES AND MISSES OXFORDS Ladies and Misses $4.98 Ties, Pumps and Oxfords *• Children's Shoes $|,00 $i.25 8 to 2 i and i Ladies Silk Crepe DRESSES 1,95 $11.95 Men's New Fall HATS 98c I 49 T 8 JERSEY BLOOMERS 15c 19c 25c Men and Boys' CAPS 25c 49e CORDUROY PANTS & JACKETS Mens 5O ip .95 ea ea LADIES HOSE 102549 COMPTON BROS. Next Door to the Po«t Office GENERAL MEBCHANPISE Hope. Ark.
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