Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 1, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 1, 1937
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""•Si' Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex, H. Waahburn Farm Bureau Calls Election Session Here on Saturday President II. H. Huskey to Address City Hall' Hall Gathering PROGRAM AT 2:30 P.M. Dreams, Maybe— But They're Not for Sale W HAT the opposing .sides need in the labor-farm fight going on today in Washington, D. C., is a good dose of common KCIISC. So many people now in the political limelight get most of their information about industry and agriculture from books, that vyhen a fight breaks out neither side is prepared to budge an inch from the fetter of the book. And yet every practical man, whether in agriculture, or industry, or politics, knows that compromise is the law of existence wherever men have to live together in great numbers and amid conflicting interests. No such spirit of compromise appears in the present bitter fight between Eastern labor and Southern agriculture. Eastern labor wants to set up a federal agency with power to establish minimum wage and maximum hour standards for labor all over the nation. The South opposes this. In retaliation, Eastern labor's spokesmen threaten to destroy the pending cotton control bill. In the words of Representative Cavagan. New York Democrat: "You'll see, all right. The boys from the Cotton States are going to get it." In the neck, Mr. Cavagan means. And (lint's not a good beginning toward finding the road to compromise' on a mutter that touches the private lives and pocketbooks of Americans in every .section of the nation. And yet, compromise there has to be. It is the law of practical procedure in republics. The South is not. or should not he. opposed to any form of wagc- and-hour regulation whatever. Every liberal-minded person wants to see the swoat-shup idea rubbed out of industry. It is possible that the federal government may adopt a law fixing an absolute minute wage and. an absolute maximum-hour work week. But this would be a hard-and fast enactment of congress, (o be changed only by another enactment of congress. That is one thing—but what tho Eastern labor leaders are fighting for is an entirely different thing. They want to delegate congress' authority on wages and hours ID a federal industrial bureau—which would then have power to fix wages and hours, and change them from time to lime, in whatever section it chose to do so. This woidd be economic dynamite for the South—whose factories are relatively small, whose living costs and wages are smaller than those of the Eastern plants If the South, delivered over to a federal wage-fixing bureau, should be made to pay industrial wages equal to those in the East, and then have to pay long-haul freight rhargos to put its .goods in competition with the 1 .'Easl—lhon', there woidd be no industry worth mentioning left in all the South. We are not highly industrialized —as yet. But we have made a beginning. And every Southern community dreams of a day when industry will rise as a right-hand companion to agriculture. Only a dream, maybe—but it's not for sale. If the price happens to bo the cotton control bill, then we arc in for a tough time. But if we are going to be doomed in the future we might just as well bring on the fight now. Always remembering, however, that politicians are doing nil the talking up there in Washington, and that every one of them will eventually be examined in the court of public opinion as to whether he first sought an honorable and workable compromise. It is easier to fight than to settle down to worth-while work—and compromise is the worth-while end of most political activities. Executive Committee for IMS Is Announced for Hempstead It II. Iluskey. president of the Hcmpstcad County Farm Bureau, lins called a meeting of the Farm Bureau members in llempstead county for Saturday, December 4, at 2::!0 p. in. at Hope city hall. Iho purpose of the meeting is for the election of officers, to draw up plans for the 11138 program of work, •and to make a drive for a large membership. The Program The following is the program of Die meeting: 2:.'iO p. in. A message from President H. H. Huskey. 2:45 [>. m. Report of Activities, Frank J. Hill, secretary-treasurer. 2:55 p. m. Farm Organizations, Clifford L. Smith, county agent. 3:1(1 p. m. Farm Bureau and Ha Rc- lalion to Rural Schools, Mr. Weatherington, superintendent of Blevins School. 3:30 p. m. Election of officers for the year 1938. 3:45 p. m. A meeting of the executive committee to draw up plans for the 1338 program of work. The Committee The following have, been appointed as members of the ]'J38 executive committee. Frank Rider, Mark Jackson, E. M. Osborn, Lee 11. Garland, Brooks Shults, Clifford Huskey, Hiley Lewallen, Hugh Garner, James O. Johnson, John Barrow, C. A. Hamilton, J. R. White, A B. Wralhcrington, John Wade, George Ware. H. H. lluskey, W. S. McDowell, L. C. bommerville, C. C. Norwood, Clove Mayton, A. G. Martin, O. L. Reaves, B. W. Lafferty, Elbert Tarpley, Miles Lahu, Perry Moses, C. B. O'Sleen, H, C. Bonds, Dan Hnrkness, Dcwey Mitchell. J. O. Johnson Jr., Tommy McCorkle, Jim R. Page. J. K. Green, Earl M.-ir- lindale. Earl Holt, T. G. Sutton, Karl Latshaw. Caesarean Child for the 5th Time Remarkable Series of Surgical Successes at Chicago CHICAGO. 1,1']—For the fifth time Mrs. Isabel Barrett, ,'tt, bore a child by cao.sarean section Tuesday. Medical authorities said it tied records established in Huston and NewYork but was two short df the seven such operations performed on a woman in England. The mother and her five-pound 2- ounce son came successfully through the 33-minulc operation. The father, Maurice, formerly a street car conductor but now unemployed, fretted like other fathers despite his wife's unusual record in previous birtlis. It stood: April '&), VJ25, girl, five pounds, four ounces. October (i, I'J^li. girl, six pounds, eight ounces. December 27, 1U27, boy, seven pounds, three ounces. December 28, 1931, boy, seven pounds, 13 ounces. According to estimates, one-fifth of the population of the United Stales at- ends the movies daily. This amounts to 2,000,000 persons. 1. Whal is copra'.' 'i. How can one locale the North Star? 3. Do people all over the world wear black in morning'.' 4. Whal food is used most widely over the world? 5. What was the first stale to ratify the Constitution? Answers i,u Classified Page -- —^B» V •••- ----Red Cross Drive Closes Thursday Pulton, Washington, Ozan Report Contributions Wednesday Red Cross chairman of Fulton, Washington and O/;m reported |;i|>- ulalions Wednesday which sent the fund to a total of $HK1.H4. Miss Ruth Seymore of Fulton reported $22; A. P. Deloiiey of Washington had a tabulation of 541, ami Mrs. Wilbur Jones of Ov.aii reported $18.1f>. All rural chairmen have reported with the exception of those at Spring Hill and Bingen. Wayne H. England appealed for their rejxirts at onre in an effort to close the drive Thursday of this week. Previously reported $800.09 O/.an Report Mr. nnd Mrs. Earl Robins J.OO Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Murphy 1.00 Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Jones \ 00 Dr. W. F. Robins i.'oo Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Barrow 1.00 B. M. Stuart i 00 C. D. Ball I'M W. H. Citly , i.oo Earl King . i.oo Mr. and Mrs. ,1. K. Green 1.00 Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Stuart . 1,00 Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Locke 1.00 Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Goodlctl 1.00 Sloman Goodlell 1.00 Mrs. G. S. Smilh 1.00 D. M.'Citty . 1.00 Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Sparks . 1.00 H. P. Robertson .50 Mrs. J. S. Crane . .25 Ozan School Children .40 Washington Report A. P. Delony . 1.00 J. L. Sluurt . . 1.00 R. O. Robins 1.00 Finis Johnson . 1.00 Paul Rowc 1.00 J. O. Gold 1.00 Lelha Frazier 1.00 J. R. Card ' 1.00 (Continued on Page Three) Hope Star VOLUME 39—NUMBER 42 WEATHER. Attend-Partly cloudy, slightlycolder in west Wednesday night;_ Thursday fair, slowly rising temperature extreme north. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 1,1937 PRICE 6c COPY LABOR-FARM Atkins and Henry Election Winners in Hope Primary W. S. Atkins City Attorney 4th Time, Defeating Steve Carrigan HENRY IN WARD 3 Incumbent Gets Third Term, Over Opponent, Thompson Evans W. S. Atkins was renominated for a fourth consecutive term as city attorney on the basis of unofficial returns from Tuesday's Democratic city primary election. He defeated Steve Carriagn by a majority of 79 votes. The unofficial tabulation of votes showed: Atkins .",68; Carrigan 289. In the only other contested race, Dr. F. D. Henry was renominated for a third term as alderman from Ward Three, defeating Thompson Evans by a majority of 40 votes. Henry polled a total of 343 votes to Evans, 30.'!. T. R. Billingslcy was renominated city recorder for a third term, without opposition. E. P. Young, L. A. Keith and C. E. Cassidy were renominated aldermen from Wards One, Two and Four. They had no opposition. Young was reelected for a second term; Keith for his fourth lerm, and Cnssidy for his .second term. Ed Van Sickle, Tom Colcman, W. A. Lewis and A. L. Taylor were nominated central commiUeemcn without oj 'position. The vote by wards in contested Ward One Wnrd Two .... Wni«rt,-Tbrec ... Ward Four'-.. Total Ward One Ward Two Ward Three Ward Four .. Total . Atkins Carrigan 140 99 117 86 51 .73 GO 31 368 Henry .... 131 .. 84 . 80 .... 38 289 Evans 103 106 44 50 John Page Taken Into Bailey Camp He Supported Cook for Governor and Miller for Senator LITTLE ROCK.—John H. Page of Little Rock, who managed Jeff Davis's three successful campaigns for governor of Arkansas and later was elected three limes as stale commissioner of Minos, Manufacture and Agriculture, was appointed by Governor Bailey lute Tuesday to succeed Z. M. McCarroll on the Arkansas Corporation Commission. Me is slated to be elected to the chairmanship when the commission, other members of which are John F. Wells of Litllc Rock and D. L. Ford of Fort Smith, -holds its organization mcelins this morning. Mr. Wells had been secretary to the governor and Mr. Ford had been revenue commissioner since Governor Bailey took office last January. Appointment of Mr. Huge was one of the majur surprises of the current sU.tehousc "shake-up." Ills name had not been mentioned as a possible appointee in the many rumors afloat. ^He was active in Congressman John E. Miller's successful campaign against the governor for the United States Senate and was said to have supported R. A. Cook, former Pulaski county judge in the latter's campaign in the 19,'iG primary eleclion, when Mr. Bailey received the Democratic nomination for governor. "I did not know I was being considered for the Corporation Commission post until Tuesday morning," Mr. Page said. "The governor called me and aMked me to take the appointment. I was glad to accept. The appointment was not a matler of my own seeking." He said he had nol "gone inlo" the matter of utililies assessments sufficiently to comment on them "at this time." As chairman of the Corporation Commission, Mr. Page will receive a salary of $4,200 annually, the same as his two colleagues. M. I. Shuster, who was ousted from the Corporation Commission post to which former Revenue Commissioner D. L. Ford was appointed, said he would return to his Huntsville home and would "take an active part in electing a new governor next sum- ner." He said he would use his in- lluence against the present state ad- uinistration in the 10 counties where le formerly served a.s deputy United Status marshal. "I blame my removal on John Wells," he said. "I think he just wanted my job, and that he is more responsible for my removal than in Governor Bailey." Japs Return U. S. Ship Their Sailors Took by Mistake Japanese Navy Apologizes for Launch's Seizure at Shanghai RETURN 1J~S. FLAGS Star and Stripes Were Never Actually Thrown Overboard SHANGHAI, China—W)—The Japanese navy returned to its owners with apologies Wednesday an American- owned launch, the seizure of which by Japanese sailors Tuesday drew a protest from the United States consul-general. Apparently disturbed by the strong reaction in the United Slates, the Japanese returned two American flags with the vessel. They also handed back to their owners two Italian vessels with apologies that their seizure Tuesday was "all a mistake." , Japanese assertions that Japanese sailors had not thrown the United Slates flag into the Whangpoo river when they look over the vessel were confirmed by United States consulalc officials. Chinese Government Scattered Inland as Japs Menace Nanking, Engulf North "No Help for China" MILAN, Italy—</P)—In an editorial believed to have been written by Premier Mussolini, his newspaper II Popolo d'ltalia contended Wednesday Hint China can expect no help from the other powers acting collectively, and counselled China, therefore, to ask Japan for peace terms. The editorial referred pointedly to the recent inconclusive Brussels conference on the Far Easlern conflict, nnd to American participation after President ^Roosevelt's Chicago speech against aggressor nations. New Move for Peace LONDON, Hng,—(/P)—Britain and France, informed sources disclosed Wednesday, will sound out Czechoslovakia and Austria on their willingness to make concessions to Reichs- fuehrer Hitler on the problem of German minorilies within their borders. This next step in the campaign for European security, part of a vast diagnosis of European "sore parts," will be laken as Ihe result of the just- concludcd French-British diplomatic talks. "Doctor Quizzer" Saenger Feature Prizes Offered Every Wednesday for Answers From Audience This Wednesday night's the night at the Saenger when "Dr. Qui/.zcr" will ask questions and the manager will pay cash for the correct answers. "Dr. Quizzer" needs no introduction to the majority of Hope Radio fans and the Saenger and the Hope Star have secured the city rights to his program in a modified form. The contest is entirely a matter of memory and accuracy. Sid Bundy will act as the "Doc" and Manager Swankc will pay off for the correct answers, 510 being awarded for the correct answer to the major question of the evening. If there is no correct answer, the amount of $10 will be doubled fur the following Wednesday night. Be on hand and don't fail to study your Hope Star of Wednesday night as some of the questions will come from it. It's Hope High School benefit night too and on the screen will be a new fealure lhal has a mad colleclkm of characters, which include a concert singer, a golddigger, a night club singer, a. wrestler, and a sentimental duelling expert are involved in a series of incredible but rib-tickling adventures in "Fight For Your Lady," new musical film. An unusually strong cast has been selected to play these roles, and the lineup includes John Boles, Jack Oakie Ida Lupino, Margot Grahame, Gordon Jones, Erik Rhodes,Paul Guilfoylc and a score of olhers. Boles and Oakie arc starred; Misses Lupino and Grahame are featured. •' MANCHUKUO JAPS MASS 7O WARSHIPS AT BATTEft BLOCKADE. HANGCHOVy CHUNGKING CHANGSHA S ARROWS INDICATE FLANKING ATTACK DRIVE. TOWARD NANKING • TERRITORY HELD bY JAPANESE . How Jspaiis mighty military machine moved stead ily onward to cngujf approximately 625,000 square miles of Chinese territory, and thundered close to Nanking, the capital, is shown on the two detailed maps above. Plainly marked arc the four inland towns of Chumjking, Hankow, Changsha, nnd Loyang, to which fleeing officials distributed various agencies of the central government, and where nnncombatants fled as the Japanese giuis raged nearer. Pictured below arc Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek, who resigned as president of the executive council to le«l his armies in a "last stand" against the invndcrsj Dr. Using Us! Rung, vice president and finance minister, CniniiRs successor; mid Dr. Wang Chung Hui, who became vice president. While a U. S. gunboat sped down .the Yangtze to evacuate 56 Americans imperiled In Nanking, Japanese warships blasted at a blockade in the river at KtanByln, hoping to open the way for a naval attack and threatening to encircle Chinese troops north of Lake lai. Meanwhile another wing of the green-clad troops struck at the southern end of the lake hi a flank wovc- ment, as shown by the mays arrows. In the.north the Japanese armies were advancing. Wans Chung Hui Chiang Kai Shek Using Hsl Rung Purchase of Land for Taxjnvalid? 10 Million Acres of Forfeited Land May Be Affected No Services Wednesday at Presbyterian Church Mid-week services Wednesday night at First Presbyterian church have been cancelled because of the illness of the pastor, the Rev. Thomas Brewster. A spokesman for Ihe church said Wednesday noon lhal the Rev. Mr. Brewkstcar's condition is improved. One of the first persons to demonstrate the efficiency of the parachute was bebastian Lenormajid, who, in 1783, descended from the tower of Monlpellier observatory to show the parachute had possibililies in escaping fires. LITTLE ROCK.-Slate Land Commissioner Otis Page said Tuesday it was his opinion that a decision of the Arkansas Supreme Court Monday holding that sales of tax-forfeited lands to the state were void because of a bookkeeping technicality is a far- reaching one which had the effect of invalidating titles of approximately 10 million acres confirmed in the state since 1929. "I have always contended," he said, "that it was illegal lo obtain tillc to tax-forfciled lands merely by payment of the back taxes and I never have encouraged people to buy these lands. The only way to be sure of title is to get a quit claim deed from the owner. "The decision of Ihe Supreme Court Monday bears out my contention." Tfie Supreme Court ruled that a sale of lands to the stale is null and void of the county clerk fails to ex- lend in dollars and ccnls Ihe amount of state, county, school district and total taxes due against the property. Mr. Page expressed belief that any property owner who had lost his property through failure to pay taxes could redeem these lands by payment of all back taxes plus 10 per cent interest on the money plus payment for any improvements made to the prop- (Continued on Page Tliree) Labor Board Files Against Ford Co» Hearing Set for December 16 on CIO Strike at St. Louis Bulletins NEW ORLEANS.- (/P) -December cotton opened Wednesday at 8.02 and closed at 7.99 bid, 8.00 asked. Spot cotton closed quiet seven points lower, middling 8.03. IT. LOUIS, Mo.-l/P)—The National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint Wednesday charging the Ford Motor company with unfair labor practices in its St. Louis assembly plant. A hearing was set for December 16. Charges against the company were filed with the board October 25 by Ihe Uniled Automobile Workers of America, which called a strike al Ihe plant a week ago, alleging discrimination against its members. Utilities and F. D. in a Compromise Power Companies Agree to Write Off Some of Bogus Stock WASHINGTON.—(/Pi—Major concessions to Ihe New Deal power policy, and a series of compromise proposals, were advanced as Ihe basis fo ran ad- ministralion-ulilities "peace pact" by Wendell L. Willkie, president of Commonwealth & Soulhem Corp., in his recent conference with President Roosevelt, it was learned Tuesday. In a memorandum, Willkie informed Ihe president he believed a "satisfactory relationship" could be worked out "without injury to legitimate investment and well within the broad framework of your social objectives." The memorandum was submitted by Willkie at a White House conference November 23, and President Roosevelt (Continued on Page Three) Barksdale Pilot Is Killed in Crash Enlisted Man Accompanying Flier Is Critically Injured SHREVEPORT, La— (/P)—An Army pilot was killed and an enlisted man critically injured Wednesday when a Barksdale Field plane crashed near Avery, Texas, about 50 miles wesl of Texarkana. Tile pilot was Second Lieutenant Charles William Field, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Field of Rocky Face Ga. The enlisted man is Private George W. Bolton, Jr., 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bollon of Bienville parish, Louisiana. Bollon was taken to a Texarkana hospital where he was said to have litlle chance of recovery. Wage-Hour Bill Leaders Threaten to "SimY' Cotton Southern Congressmen Oppose Federal Wage- Fixing Bureau LABOR "RETALIATES Congress Embroiled in Desperate Economic Battle Wednesday WASHINGTON — (#•)— The behind- the-scenes struggle over crop control and wage-and-hour bills threw house members Wednesday into such turmoil that some legislators said both bills might be endangered. Representatives of urban and industrial districts indicated they would try to strike the cotton provisions from , the farm bill unless their Southern colleagues help get a vote on the labor standards measure, < The labor bill's backers contended, that they were entitled to support from the Farm State congressmen because they always had aided farm legislation. Many Southerners, however, have opposed the wage-and-hour bill on the. contention it would harm industrial development in the South. President Roosevelt's proposal to curtail road expenditures created in congress the same split that has developed among presidential advisors over the wisdom of balancnig the fed- / eral budget at this time. Much of the opposition was directed at the president's choice of highways funds as the first medium for ' reducing expenditures. Labor Versus Agriculture WASHINGTON—(^-Certain North- ' ern congressmen were determined • Tuesday night" |o block a co.ttpn con^,« trol bill "unless" Southern'ers help"thV"* movement for wage-hour legislation; Asked what form the Northerners' efforts would take, Representative Gavagan (Dem., N. Y.) said: "You'll see, all right. The boys from the cotton states are going'to get it." Some of the fiercest criticism of the bill to permit a federal agency to establish minimum wage and maximum hour standards has come from Southerners, who call it a threat to the rising industries of the South. Members from below the Mason-Dixon Line ^iave helped bottle the legislation up n the House Rules Committee. Chairman Norton (Dem., N. J.) of :he House Labor Committee said that a: 'determined bloc" was ready to sabotage the farm bill unless members from agricultural sections helped complete a petition which would permit a vote on the labor bill about mid-December, The petition today lacked 24 of the required 218 signatures and proponents of the bill, backed by the house leadership, were carrying on one of the most strenuous campaigns in congressional history to make up the deficiency. To Elect Officers at W. 0, W. Meeting Here New officers will be elected at the regular meeting of the W. O. W. lodge Thursday night, John W. Ridgdill, clerk, said Wednesday. Committees to distribute Christmas packages to needy and unfortunate children will be apjxiinted. All members of the organization are urged to attend. A Thought We should give God the same place in our hearts that He holds in the universe. Hempstead Negroes Held to U, S. Jury TEXARKANA, Ark.-Two Hempstead county negroes, Arthur White and Jack Johnson, have been bound over to the federal grand jury on liquor charges, it was revealed Tuesday by records of the United States district court. They were bound over when arraigned by Flippin Cook, U. S. commissioner for the western district of Arkansas. Charges are those of possessing an unregistered still, fermenting mash and moving and concealing untaxed liquor. 'Johnson's bond was set at $500 and that for White at 51000, but both negroes were committed to jail on failure to raise bail. A French patent was granted to Xavier Projean of Marseilles in 1883. for u device consisting of an assembly of bars with type, each type striking downward upon a common center. This was the prototype of the modern typewriter. A superstition in Central European mining districts holds that on Christmas Eve high mass is sung by invisible choristers .in, the mine with tho richest oi'c. tf> •U :-A '- 61 •n ,;i fl 1 si 1

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