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V*. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn —> The Government Changed Front I F YOU fxre one of those good Democrats who are also good Americana—and most of us are—and found yourself, like this writer, beginning t 0 be bitterly critical of the Roosevelt administration this past summer and fall because it continued to spend more money than it took in, then today you are feeling immeasurably better. The hostile press of the big cities has lambasted the president and the Democratic party all their years in office. They were the voice of Opposition rather than the voice of Judgment—and so they drew scant attention. But late this summer there began, and continued through the fall, a wave of criticism from the smaller cities, their newspapers, their business men, and their political leaders. The protest against governmental extravagance came this time from friends rather than from enemies—it was the voice of a judgment; and it was heeded. Or, rather shall we say, Mr. Roosevelt recognized the common source of trouble which caused this criticism—a reversal in the upswing of business, and a threat of new panic. National business began to slow down last spring, earnings fell off during the summer—mid then the Stock Exchange, yardstick of busi- iitfis. cracked open. The government listened. On Armistice Eve Secretary Morgenthnu of the Treasury sounded Die death-knell of free-handed government spending and definitely pledged the budget would be balanced NOW. The best .summary I have read on the condition of the republic this day come.s not from Mr. Roosevelt but from a well-known new.s- Hope Star WEATHER. Arkansas — Generally fair Monday niijhl and Tu csday, somewlial colder northeast portion Monday night. Private Housing Program Outlined by the President Roosevelt Calls on Congress to Liberalize 1934 Federal Act WILL INSLfRE RISK New Houses to Be Privately Financed, With U. S. Guarantee WASHINGTON. — </!') - President Roosevelt asked congress Monday to liberalize the existing law to encourage billinns of dollars worth of new housing construction in the next five years. In a message to the special session completed before he left for a Florida rest, the president asserted "a long- continucd lag in building is a drag on all industry and trade" and wns "one of the principal reasons why general business has failed to forge ahead" in recent months. Declaring that increases in hourly wage rates and material costs had been "too rapid and too great for the consumer to bear," and iiad checked production and buying in other industries, he suid lie would confer with representatives of industry, labor and fi- nancb in an effort .(o adjust such costs to the consumers' means. He proposed eight changes in the na- t'«n<il housing cntof J.934 to make possible, through federal insurance of low-interest mortgages, the private financing of large numbers of housing units. J. S, Conway, Jr., Bound Over Here Waives Arraignment in Attack Charge by A. W. Sullivan J. S. Conway, Jr., was ordered held Monday for action of Hcrnp.stead circuit court after bi'iny arraigned in municipal court on a charge of assault with intent to kill A. W. (Seek* Sullivan. No testimony was taken in municipal court, Conway waiving the preliminary examination. Bond was fixed at ?500. The charge against Conway, a Hope man, resulted from a fight between Conway mid Sullivan in which the latter was .slashed on the face and shoulder with a knife. Two defendants were convicted Monday of driving automobiles while drunk. D. D. Cobb pleaded guilty and was fined JKH). J. B. Griffin forfeited a cash bond of 5150 on a charge of driving an automobile while drunk. Sid Williams was convicted on a charge of reckless driving and was fined $25. He gave notice of appeal to circuit court. Bond was set at $150. Charley Graham, possessing untuxed liquor, iiccuiilled. E. L. Kvans and A. L. Bo.vlcs for- feiled $10 cash bonds on charges of drunkeniH'ss. Charges against C. H. Smith and John Slipsky for transporting cars without paying registration fue and obtaining a permit as required by law, were dismised on motion of Depuly Prosecutor W. S. Atkins. Probe of Monopoly Is Demanded by Curomings NEW YORK.--I/I')-A new national attack upon monopoly WHS a.sked Monday by United States Attorney General Homer S. Cuininings as the major need "for all our people." Sixteen widowers and nine men who had been divorced under 20 years old, were included in the last British scnsus. 1. Is a senator permitted to serve on more than one Senate tomnut- tce- 2. What do the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse symbolize? 3. Who killed Jesse James, the notorious Missouri outlaw'.' 4. Why was Greenland, an island of Much ice and snow, so named? 5. Do you know the meaning of the following common chemical formulae: HC1, H2O, H2SO4, N.-iCI? Answers on Classified Page paper commentator, David Lawrence. Regarding the administration's change of front, Mr, Lawrence writes: "What has been defeated, however, i.s not the worthy purposes that motivated the New Deal of 1U33 but the optimistic illusion that government credit was inexhaustible and that paper dollars could maintain their purchasing power by some fial from on high. "The objectives remain. There are some amongst us who would do nothing to improve the lot of human beings by government intervention. There are some amongst us who would endeavor to do too iiiUch. But there can be no just dissent from the proposition that the preservation of our social order is more important than blind devotion to formula for formula's sake." So much for Mr. Lawrence . . . The facl is that sound business practice limits a government's desire to "do good" by its people to the people's own willingness to pay- Mr. Hooscvell has never yel made the people pay taxes in proportion to the "gocid'.'._lhttl-,,thu.gov- ernment is "doing." If the people know the cost, and are willing to pay it, as measured in terms of taxes actually levied and collected—then the people have spoken, and government has a mandate for public expenditure that it does not at present enjoy. When you hear the term "balancing the budget," tl.is i-s all it meuiLs—only this and nothing more. Merger Assured for Methodists But Bishops Will Be Responsible to Local Groups CHICAGO. - (/[>) - Merger of three branches of Methodism into the largest iToteslant denomination in Iho United States virtually was assured Sunday. Methodism, united under the name of "The Methodist Church" will create an organi/ation of 8,000,000 members with a constituency of 25,00(1,000 and church properly of $1,000,000,000. The groups which split many years ago were the Methodist Episcopal church, the Methodist Episcopal Church South, (Continued on Page Three) VOLUME 39—NUMBER 40 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29,1937 PRICE 6c COPY .-- -.- ' — - -'—•'* ••—— j LOCAL ACCIDENTS M'Carroll Named Revenue Head in Bailey's Shakeup Ford Rumored to Take His Place on Corporation Commission APPOINT MAHONEY El D o r a d o a n Name d Chairman of State Hospital Board LITTLE HOCK — <A>) — Governor Bailey Monday announced the appointment of Corporation Commissioner MeC'arroll as commissioner of rov- enue.s in the latest move in his reor- g.-miziitinn of stnle departments . He said he h;id reached no decision on who Die third member of the corporation commission would be. Usually wellinformcd sources said former Revenue Commissioner Ford would liikf the commission chairmanship vacated by McCarroll. Bailey returned to his office Monday lifter an absence of 10 days due to a kidney ailment, A state administration spokesman said the shiikeup of appointive officers at the capito! would be of wide scope. The names of former Stale Senator John C. Ashley, Attorney J. F. Koonc (<f the comptroller's department, and Ed Karris, racing commission secretary, came to the fore in capital discussions of possible appointees to the corporation commission. Mrs. Frank II. Dodge, chairman of the state hospital board, submitted her resignation to the governor Mondoy effective December 1. She is the wife of Pulaski Chancellor Dodge, and had served the board ns chairman since January. An hour after receiving her resignation,. Governor Bailey-appointed .J., K. Mahoney, El Doraob attorney, as chairman of the board. He was on the board under former Governor Futrcll from 1933 until he resigned in Tugust, 193G. He also is These Local Folks Meet FSA Requirement That Every Farm Family Grow Enough Food Hempstead Family of 6 Puts Up 1,038 Cans This Season 907; of Farm Security Families Won't Buy Feedstuffs CORN, SORGHUM, HAY Here Is Review of Farm Administration Activities Here a former member of the Universily of hay. Growing food and feed crops is the first requirement of the Farm Security Administration. No family can be rehabilitated without growing these crops. The photographs arc evidence of a food crop grown and canned in this county. One of the pictures shows part of the canned goods of Mrs. H. A. McNatt. There arc six in family, and Mrs. McNalt has canned 1038 quarts of fruit, vegetables and meat. This is typical of flO per cent of the 157 farm families in Hempstead county that have FSA loans. A total of 115,751 quarts of fruit, meats, and vegetables up to November 1 have been canned by the 157 families. This averages 152 quarts per person; 50,205 pounds of dried vegetables have been saved also, and practically every family has a large potato and sorghum patch. Won't IJuy Feed i .jAt J^ssl (Iflrjier cent of -the 157' faift- ilics have sufficient feed to make the 1938 crop. The remaining 10 per cent has a large amount of feed. This feed consists of corn, grain sorghum, peanuts, legume hays, fodder and grass Arkansas Board of Trustees. IIS, Joins Powers in Warning Japs Trouble at Shanghai If Japs Take Over Customs Collections WASHINGTON —I/I')— The United Slates has made new and more vigorous representations to Japan against the attempt by the Japanese military at Shanghai to disturb Chinese maritime customs, it was disclosed Monday at the Department of State. Nanking Doomed SHANGHAI, China—(/1'i—Tlie Japanese reported the capture Monday of three key strongholds in Nanking's defenses, bringing them within striking distance of the last fortifications before China's capital. Official communiques said the Japanese had occupied Kiangyin, Watsin and Ihing. RIGHT The Right-of-Way Problem The problem of priority at unguarded intcrscctiun.s is sometimes rullier puzzling. A good rule to follow, which incidentally, is the law in most stales, is to give the motorist on your right the right-of-way, when two curs approach at right angles at the same time. If the other motorist is on your Itfl, you can go first. Bui he sure lie uiiUerslunds your iuU-iitiou; the settlement oj' the right-of-way problem is nvvvr vvoiili a crash. Brockelhurst to Die for Murder H. A. McNalt, who i.s in one of the pictures with his team, has produced and saved enough feed for a four mule crop, and his milk cows next year. Mr. McNatl is sold lo the idea of growing hegari and peanuts to "back up" his corn crop. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McKamic, neighbors of the McNalls, have also made an unusual record this year. Mrs. Mc- Kamic canned 1,320 quarts of fruits, meats and vegetables. One picture shows part of the nice flock of Rhode Island Red chickens grown by Mrs. McKamic. (And Mr. McKamic has sufficient hegari in his barn to feed these chickens until the next crop is harvested*. This family is building a log brooder house now, and' Mrs. McKamic i.s planning to supplement the family income by the sale of fryers next spring. Home Meal The hogs .shown in (mother picture jiro three of .seven that Mr. McKamic plaiw to butcher for home use. Thi.s family .should live well this winter. In addition to the canned goods, they have 100 gallons of .syrup, 40 gallons of honey of honey and an abundance of bwcel potalocs. The i/icluro of Dorothy McNalt and the "outlaw" mare is quite interesting. Four men turned this mare in a.s an "outlaw" in 1935 and 15136, statinj 1 , that .••he could mil be worked. However. Dorothy cultivated Ihe garden, truck patches and an acre of cotton grown in 4-11 club work with this mare. Dorothy has helped buy clothes for Ihe family by Uiking their pressure cooker and canning for her neighbor.-.. Collections for the county up to dale are good. A. H. Wade is farm supervisor of the Farm Security Admini-stralion in Hempstead counly, and Mrs. O. 13. i~, ...... , , ,. , , , Hodnell is home supervisor for Ihe $Ml1 "'• '•"'»'« "}"« "a"™""had dr.i ,.„.,.,.,, !pny for about four and a half moil —Photos by Farm Security Administration "Crime Tourist" Loses Appeal—H empstead Judgment Upheld LITTLE ROCK—</Pi-Tlie Arkansas Supreme Court Monday upheld Ihe death sentence conviction of "Crime Tourist" Lester Brockelhurst, 23, of Gak'.shurg, 111., for the hitch-hiking slaying of Victor A., Gate;;, Little Rock planter, last May G. The court upheld a 52,500 judgment for Bernard O'Stcen against the Louisiana & Arkansas Railway company for injuries suffered a mile south of Hope when the car in which he was riding was hit by a train May !), 11116. The decision said II. B. Barr was not entitled to a judgment against the railroad for damages lo his cur, in which O'Stecn was riding. The court denied luMirance Coinmis- .•.inner M. J. Harrison's petition thai ;i counly. PWA to Be~Closed Out by Roosevelt Federal Government Will Require Two Years to Liquidate It BGULLETIN MIAMI, flu. - </PI — President Ituostvclt emlmrkcd on the yacht Potomac Mdiuliiy for a two-weeks fishing trip m-uutid the Florida keys. ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN En Route to Miami—(/TV-President Roosevelt laid aside thoughts of his Floride cruise Sunday to confer with aides on many subjects, including plans to bolster the anti-trust laws, housing, unemployment relief and liquidation of the emergency public works agency. As his special train traveled across rain-swept South Carolina, he called to his private car Robert H. Jackson, assistanl altomey general in charge of anti-trust cases, for a report on Ju.s- (Continued on Page Three) .•-•aiary judgment for former Commissioner U. A, Gentry against him be modified. A month ago the court held that Harri.son owed Gentry approximately drawn nilh.s which should have gone to Gentry. Harri.son asked Monday that the case bo sent back lo Pulaski circuit court and the amount Gentry earned in private law practice during the four- and-u-half-inoiuh period be deducted from the 51,600 judgment. 105 Road Deaths During Week-End Freezing Weather Braved by Football Fans for Last Time By the Associated PITSS Blanketing fog and rains along the Eastern seaboard, sub-freezing temperatures in the West and Midwest. and the wuulup of ihis season's- general football schedules all were factors in week-end automobile accidents which took ul leust 105 lives ovi-r the nation. New York led the death hM with 13, sevt-u fatalities in the metropolitan area, and six upstate. Texas and Michigan reported 10 ench, and Washington, seven. Auto Fatalities Decrease 1 Pet. Deaths Up 8 Pet., But Travel Is Up 9 Pet. in 10 Months CHICAGO—(/T 1 )—The nation's motorists have become better drivers, the National Safely Council concluded lo- day. H reported 31,950 persons lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents in the first 10 months of this year, compared with 29,560 in a corresponding period in 1936. But the 8 per cenl increase in fatalities was more than offset by a 1) per cent increase in aulomobile travel, so that the death rale per 100,000,000 miles was one per cenl lower than the previous year. The Council pointed lo these encouraging factors: 1. Whereas deaths increased 17 per cent in the firsl five monlhs of 1937 in comparison with a similar period of lasl year, the increase during the nexl five was only Iwo per cenl. 2. Sixteen states showed fewer fatalities than they did up to the end of Oclober in 15)36—representing a total saving of 365 lives. These states were Maine, 16 per cent; Nevada, 15; South Dakota, 1; Kansas, 13; Washington, 13; Oklahoma, 10; Minnesota, 8; North Dakota, 8; Arkansas, 4; Virginia, 3; West Virginia, 3; Connecticut, 3; Tennessee, 2; New Mexico, 2; Massachusetts, 1; Georgia, 1. Milwaukee retained the distinction of having the lowest death rate of cities of more than 500,000 population. The rate per 100,000 residents was only 10.fi compared with a big city average of 17.4. Now York was second in that class with 11.7. First and second cities in the other categories were: Between 250,000-500,000 population— Memphis. 12.4; Minneapolis, 12.S. Between 100,000-250,000 — Hartford, Conn., and New Bedford, Mass., each 6.4; Wichita, Kan., 7.1. 'Between 50,000-100,000—Hoboken, N. J., 2; Bayonne, N. J., 2.6. Between 25,000-50,000—Bangor, Me., and Beverlcy, Mass., both with perfect records; Dubuque, la., and Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 2.9 each. The national October total was 3,890. Manchoukuo, Jap State, Recognized by Italians ROME, Italy.- i/P) -Italy Monday formally recognized Manchoukuo, Japanese protectorate established in Man- I churia in 1932. 12 Candidates in City Vote Tuesday Attorney, Recorder a n d Aldermen Are to Be Elected Here The Democratic electorate of Hope will go to the polls Tuesday lo cast their ballot in the City Democratic primary election in which 12 persons are seeking office, The voting places: Ward One—Arkansas Bank & Trust Co. building. Ward Two—Frisco depot. Ward Three—556 Service Stalion. Ward Four—City hall. The official ballot: FOR CITY ATTORNEY (Vote for one) STEVE CARRIGAN W. S. ATKINS FOR CITY RECORDER (Vote for one) T. R. BILLINGSLEY WARD 1—FOR ALDERMAN (Vote for one) E. P. YOUNG For Central Coiiuiiitteeinan E£> VANSICKLE WARD 2—FOR ALDERMAN (Vote for one) L. A. KEITH For Central Committecman TOM COLEMAN WARD 3—FOR ALDERMAN (Vote for one) DR. F. D. HENRY THOMPSON EVANS For Central C<mimi(teemna W. A. LEWIS WARD 4-FOR ALDERMAN (Vote for one) C. E. CASSIDY For Central Committecman A. L. TAYLOR Husband of Dutch Princess Is Hurt Prince Bernard Injured, But Not Critically, in Auto Crash AMSTERDAM, Holland—</Pi—Prince Bernard, husband of Crown Prince Juliana of the Netherlands, was badly gat'heci on the forehead in an automobile collision Monday. Court officials said he was not believed gravely hurt. . Ten per cent of Ihe residents of Fall River, Mass., are illilerale. Half Dozen Hurt, One Seriously in Motor Collisions Two Collisions, Third Car Goes Over Bank, and Fourth Burns MAN PUTJN JAIL Texan Held After Car Goes Over Bank at Fulton Bridge A half dozen persons were injured, one perhaps seriously, in a services of automobile accidents in Hempstead and Nevada counties over the week-end. Miss Minnie Mullins, 22, of Delight, was probably the most seriously hurt. She is in Cora Donnell hospital at* Frescott with several broken ribs and possible internal injuries. She was riding in a car that collided with a second automobile Sunday afternoon at West Firat street, Prescott. The second car was occupied by several women who were taken to Tex-/ arkana in a Prescott ambulance. Three Hurt Here Three persons were injured early Saturday night when the automobile in which they were traveling crashed into a show truck near Mack's Tourist camp, about two miles west of Hope on Highway 67. Injured were Charles Collins, 31, and A. E. Rainsaldine, 22, both of Minne~l apolis, and Robert Fields, 21, of South Dakota. Collins sustained a wrenched back. , His companions were bruised over the' body and received minor facial lacerations. They were coming east toward Hope. Their car, a 16-cylinder Marian se-' dan,;was demolished. No ong ridin' .in. the show truck,was injured. ± Texas Woman Injured'** Miss Helen Brooks, 21, of Denton, Texas, was injured slightly Sunday afternoon when the car in which she' was riding crashed through the east railing of the Fulton toll bridge, rolling nearly 50 feet down an embankment. . ' Officers arrested a man who said he was from Carthage, Texas, and held him in the Miller county jail without formal charge. Sheriff Tom Sewell of Miller county said he would file a charge of drunken driving against him. The man and Miss Brooks were taken to a Texarkana hospital in an ambulance. Miss Brooks was placed on the emergency table but got off and walked out of thehospital while nurses were examining her. the was said to have suffered only slight shock. A wrecker brought their car, a large sedan, to Hope. It was badly damaged. Officers considered their escape from death or serious injury miraculous. Automobile Burns An automobile said to have belonged to a finance company burned up on the Hope-Fulton paved road Sunday afternoon. It was said the car was re-r possessed at Houston, Texas, and was being driven (o Mississippi. It was reported a tire went flat. The driver left it to summon aid, looked back and found the car in blazes. It was reported that a farmer shot a hole in the gas tank to prevent a possible explosion. The gasoline aided the blaze and the car was destroyed. Wrecker services of Hope reported that several automobiles were pulled out of ditches and mudholes where cars had become "stuck." A Thought God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars.—Luther. If • the first person to enter the house Christmas morning is a woman or a girl it means bad fortune; if a man or boy — good luck, according to an old English superstition. : ' $1 'Jl 1 /3| Er m utf'fel 4 1 ^1 Sfoppinj

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